B. 1872 Germany; immigrated to U.S. 1898; with organ firm in San Francisco; with Kilgen firm, St. Louis, MO; In Pomeroy, OH; established Klann Organ Supply, Alliance, OH, 1916; relocated to VA
Patent #788,777; 2 May 1905; pneumatic windchest Patent #1,699,363; 15 Jan. 1929; electropneumatic action Patent #1,703,771; 26 Feb. 1929; electropneumatic action
August Klann was a cabinet maker by trade, he started working for a pipe organ builder in San Francisco building organ cases and cabinets. After the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, he moved to Alliance, OH where he started Klann Organ Supply in 1910. In 1916, he moved the business to Basic, VA (which later merged with Waynesboro) to be closer to his largest customer at the time, Barckhoff Organ Company. He continued to head the firm until his death in 1952, he was succeeded by his son, Paul.
(Klann Organ Supply website, accessed Sept 27, 2015)See main entry: Klann Organ Supply
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