The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1781

Builder Identification

Erie, Pennsylvania, 1926; renamed Durst & Co.; merged with Organ Supply Co. as Organ Supply Industries, 1984.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, rev. ed. by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). —

    Successor of Durst & Co.; established by Val P. Durst, Ignace Boegle, and Mr. Kibler in Erie, Pennsylvania, 1926; renamed Durst & Co.; merged with Organ Supply Co. as Organ Supply Industries, 1978.

    Sources:

    • Diapason: Dec. 1926:26.
    • Diapason:Apr. 1929:10.
    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 1 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985), 147.
    • Music: Nov. 1978, 48. [Journal of the American Guild of Organists, Music became The American Organist with the January 1979 issue.]
    • Elizabeth Towne Schmitt.
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Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Durst, Boegle & Co.


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