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BuilderID 467

Builder Identification

Highland, Illinois, c. 1915.

Additional Notes

  • Note from the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). Edited for the revised OHS Online Database website, 2017. —

    Edward Begueline was with the Wicks Pipe Organ Co. of Highland, Illinois, c. 1915, he worked as a chestmaker.

    Sources:

    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 2 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1989), 719.
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  • From the OHS Online Organ Database, Builders Listing editors Charles Eberline and Stephen Hall, February 20, 2017. —

    Edward C. Beguelin was born March 7, 1871. He was the father of Clifford J. Beguelin. The 1910 Census places him in St. Louis, Missouri with family. By 1915 he was working for the Wicks Pipe Organ Co. of Highlands, Illinois. . Page 719 in Junchen's Encylopedia of the American Theatre Organ is part of a section headed “A Pictorial Tour of the Wicks Factory c. 1915”; in page 719 there are two photographs. The upper one is labeled (in the photograph) Wind Chest Dept.”; the lower one is labeled “Action Assembling Dept.” The caption reads as follows: “In the upper photo, left to right, William Seifried, Ed Begueline and Henry Redoehl are assembling chests. Below, left to right, Leo Seifried, Adolph Wick, Ed Begueline, John Buchheim, Victor Wick, Edgar Wick and Eugene Buchheim work in the action assembling department making tremolos and wiring keyboards and relays.”

    Sources:

    • Geni.com, "Edward C. Beguelin", https://www.geni.com/people/Edward-Beguelin/6000000008937041914, accessed December 31, 2016.
    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 2 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1989), 719.

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