De Hammond Archieven 1

Op een paar (zich in in Amerika bevindende) plekken, liggen een paar enorme "Hammond-Archieven", met een ware schat aan materiaal, wat voor onze  Hammond-Encyclopedie , natuurlijk een ware "Grot van Ali-Babba" zou zijn!


Het éérste bevindt zich in het hoofdkantoor van HammondSuzuki in de VS, hieronder aan ons getoond door Dennis Capiga,de huidige Excecutive Vice President van Hammond-Suzuki ( 2013).


 

(de kasten rechts zijn voor micro-fiches):

 

Hier bevinden zich o.a. alle oude schetstekeningen (hieronder die van één van de printplaten) :

Het hele archief is indertijd óók nog op microfishe gezet, wat het naslaan van data vergemakkelijkt.

Hieronder nog even de baas zelf achter een Hammond:

 

Dan is er nog een enorm archief in het:

Chicago History Museum,
1601 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614-6038

In dit museum bevinden zich maar liefst 65 kartonnen dozen, (de inhoud  wordt hieronder pér doos genoemd) met het volgende smulfestijn:

Main entry: Hammond Organ Company.

Title: "Hammond Organ Company records, 1928-1985"

Dates: 1928-1985
Accession number: 1986.0254
Size: 65 record cartons
oversize drawings
sound recordings
Restriction: In order to listen to an original sound recording, it is necessary for a research copy to be made.

This descriptive inventory includes:

  1. Historical sketch,
  2. Description of the collection,
  3. List of online catalog headings,
  4. Provenance statement,
  5. Storage designation,
  6. Container list of boxes and folders numbers/titles.
  7. Data on sites associated with the company or the family
  8. Description of some related materials not housed with the corporate records.


Historical sketch:

Laurens Hammond (1895-1973) was responsible for numerous inventions, including an alternating current electric clock (patented in 1929), a synchronous electric motor (patented in 1932), the first electric organ (patented in 1934), the first all-electronic organ (patented in 1939), and the first spinet electronic organ for homes (patented in 1949). Altogether, Hammond was granted about 280 patents from 1912 until his death in 1973.

The company founded by Laurens Hammond and his associates was incorporated in 1928 as the Hammond Clock Company. It became the Hammond Instrument Company in 1937, after the firm started making electric organs as well as clocks, and then became the Hammond Organ Company in 1953, after the firm stopped making clocks. The Hammond factory was located at 2915 N. Western Av. from ca. 1930 to 1949 and at 4200 W. Diversey Av. from 1949 to 1986, but there were additional plants and offices elsewhere. In 1967, after the Hammond Organ Company acquired the Wells Lamont Corporation, a glove manufacturer, the name of the parent company was changed to the Hammond Corporation, and the Hammond Organ Company became a division of the Hammond Corporation. Wholly or partially owned subsidiaries were established outside the United States to distribute, and in some cases manufacture, Hammond organs. These included Hammond Organ (U.K.), founded in 1964 to handle distribution in the United Kingdom; Hammond Organ Europe, N.V., founded in 1967; Hammond International, Canada, Ltd., founded in 1969; the Nihon-Hammond Limited Company, Osaka, Japan, founded in 1970 in partnership with Sakata Shokai, Ltd., to distribute Hammond organs in the Far East and parts of Europe (later also manufacturing them); and Hammond Organ Australia, PTY Ltd., founded in 1982.

In 1977 The Marmon Group, Inc., owned by the Pritzker family of Chicago, acquired the Hammond Corporation, and the Hammond Organ Company became a division of The Marmon Group. In 1986 The Marmon Group sold the Hammond Organ Company to Hammond Organ Australia, PTY Ltd, then owned by Noel Crabbe of Australia, and manufacturing of Hammond organs was discontinued in Chicago. Tentative plans called for the manufacturing of Hammond organs in Japan.

 
Description of the collection:

The corporate records relate to Mr. Laurens Hammond (1895-1973) and the company he founded, which was known as the Hammond Clock Company (1928-1937), the Hammond Instrument Company (1937-1953), and finally the Hammond Organ Company (1953-1986). Correspondence, reports, minutes, manufacturing drawings, patents, budgets, and other operating records of the company that founded the industry of small electric organs and helped to popularize organ music for home and small institutional venues.

The corporate records generally are in record cartons: 12 1/2 x 15 1/2 x 10 in.
 
Description of some related materials:
Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Hammond Organ Company collection of visual materials (1986.0254), and numerous Hammond company publications. The Chicago History Museum also holds Hammond Organ artifacts.

List of online catalog headings:

The following headings have been placed in the online catalog:
Hammond, Laurens, 1895-1973
Hammond family.
Hammond Clock Company.
Hammond Instrument Company.
Hammond Organ Company.
Family--Illinois--Evanston.
Organ music--United States.
Organs--Illinois.
Provenance statement:
Gift of the Marmon Group in 1986.
Accession number: 1986.0254

Descriptive inventory by: Harvey Olsen, 1998.

Container List of box and folder numbers/titles
Box 1

Biographical materials concerning Laurens Hammond; and historical sketches or materials concerning the Hammond Clock Company, the Hammond Instrument Company, and the Hammond Organ Company:

  1. “Hammond As In Organ,” biography of Laurens Hammond and History of the Hammond Organ Company and predecessors to 1960, by Stuyvesant Barry, typescript, 230 pp. In ring binder.
  2. “The Story of An Inventor, Some Notes on the Career of Laurens Hammond,” typescript, 47 pp. (copy 1) and 53 pp. (copy 2).
  3. “Background Information on Hammond Organ Company,” by R. A. Gilruth, 1958, typescript, 18 p.
  4. “Historical/Fact Book, Hammond Corporation,” 1972. Hammond Organ Story.
  5. “Hammond, The Company that Created An Industry,” n.d. (ca. 1980). 33 pp.
  6. “History of Hammond Organ Company,” typescript, 5 pp.
  7. Hammond, Laurens, biographical. In folder.
  8. Hammond, Laurens. In folder.
  9. Hammond Hall of Fame Application. Concerning nomination of Laurens H. to Hall of Fame. In folder.
  10. Historical, Hammond Corporation. Two folders.
  11. Hammond  Trademark. In folder.
  12. Hammond History. In folder.
  13. Hammond Organ Story. In folder.
  14. History of Hammond Instrument Company. In folder.
  15. Corporate Staff History. In folder.
  16. Executives, Biographical Data. In folder.


(See also published histories and articles to be sent to the Library.)

 
Box 2

“Hammond History,” 102 slides in carousel together with pulsed cassette tape, 1979.

 
Box 3

  1. Scrapbook, 1935-1938 of clippings on Hammond Organ Company and brochures issued by the company, perhaps assembled by Laurens Hammond.
  2. Clippings, ca. 1979-1985. In folders and envelopes. 0.4 linear feet.


 
Boxes 4-9

Minutes of Meetings of the Board of Directors and Annual Meetings of Stockholders, together with copies of certificates of incorporation, by-laws, and other corporate records, 1928-1976 6.5 linear feet. These include 18 bound volumes plus records in folders and binders.

In folders:

  1. Hammond Clock Company, Organized 3/12/28
  2. H Clock Company, Incorporated 3/11/29
  3. H C Company, Organized 5/2/30
  4. Hammond Clock Company, Annual Meeting 3/12/30
  5. Hammond Clock Company, Reorganization
  6. Hammond Clock Company, Budget Reports
  7. Hammond Instrument Company, Registered Agent


In bound volumes:

Lettering on spines includes the name of the company at top, the words “Corporate Records” in the center, and at bottom the words “Illinois 1929” referring to the company as incorporated in Illinois or the words “Delaware 1930” referring to the company as incorporated in Delaware.)


Hammond Clock Company (Illinois), 1928-1931

Hammond Clock Company (Illinois 1929), Vol. 1, 1929-1931

Hammond Clock Company (Delaware 1930)


1. Vol. 1, 1930
2. Vol. 2, 1930-1934
3. Vol. 3, 1934-1937

Hammond Instrument company
4. Vol. 4, 1937-1940
5. Vol. 5, 1940-1944
6. Vol. 6, 1945-1947
7. Vol. 7, 1948-1951
8. Vol. 8, 1951-1954

Hammond Organ Company
9. Vol. 9, 1954-1959
10. Vol. 10, 1959-1962
11. Vol. 11, 1962-1965
12. Vol. 12, 1965-1967
13. Vol. 13, 1967
14. Vol. 14, 1968-1970
15. Vol. 15, 1970-1973
16. Vol. 16, 1973-1976

In binders (one for each year):
Minutes, 1931-1947

In bound volume:
Hammond Organ Company, Corporate Records, 1967-1984
 
In binders and folders for each meeting:
Agenda and minutes, 1965-1974

Box 10

In folders and binders:

  1. Minutes of the Hammond Instrument Western Export Corporation, 1952-1971
  2. Minutes of Hammond Organ Europe, N.V., 1970-1975
  3. Minutes of the Management Committee, 1951-1953
  4. Minutes of the Hammond Organ Foundation, 1952-1955
  5. Reports of Divisions to the Board of Directors of the Hammond Corporation, 1963-1977:
  6. Everett Organ Company
  7. Everett Piano Company
  8. Gibbs Manufacturing & Research Corporation
  9. Hammond Organ Division
  10. Wells Lamont Corporation
  11. Finance Department
  12. International Division
  13. Annual Reports to the Securities And Exchange Commission, 1972-1974
  14. Reports to the Secretary of State, State of Illinois, about issuance of shares, 1929-1960
  15. Correspondence of Chairman of the Board, Executive Vice President, and others involving legal opinions, 1968-1972

 
Boxes 11-13
Annual and Quarterly Reports to Stockholders, together with notices of meetings, proxy statements, and other letters to stockholders, 1930-1976:

(There is some duplication, because reports were kept in binders in different offices, but some binders are not complete. All will be retained temporarily until staff can check and assemble a complete file of each type of report.)
 
In ring binders:

1. Annual Reports, 1930-1976
2. Annual Reports, Quarterly Reports, Other Communications, 1934-1964
3. Annual Reports and other notices, 1931-1959
4. Annual Reports and other notices, 1948-1961.
5 Quarterly Reports, Proxy Statements, Letters, 1945-1974
6. Stockholder communications, 1960-1966
7. Stockholder Communications, 1967-1975
8. Company Releases, 1965-1968
9. Company Releases, 1969-1971

In folders:
10. Letters to Stockholders, 1945-1967. Chronological.
11. Correspondence with Stockholders, 1930-1960.
12. Alphabetical. Mostly letters from stockholders and responses, but the file contains early letters to stockholders not seen elsewhere.


Box 14
Speeches by presidents of the Hammond Organ Co. before security analysts groups in various cities, 1954-1970, concerning production, sales, and other activities of the Hammond Organ co. In three ring binders.
 
Box 15
Policies and Procedures of the Hammond Organ co., 1964-1974. In ring binders:

  1. Company Policy, 1964-1968
  2. Standard Procedures Manual, Book I, 1969-1974
  3. Standard Procedures Manual, Book II, 1969-1974
  4. (A Book III of the Standard Procedures Manual was issued; CHS received a binder so labeled, but policies had been removed and clippings inserted; this binder has been filed in Box 3.)


Box 16
Patents of Laurens Hammond, Books I and II. In two ring binders. Photocopies of patents and specifications arranged chronologically by patent number, with table of contents listing all his patents.
 
Box 17
Original patents, in folders, 0.75 linear feet:

  1. Hammond, Laurens. Patents, foreign.
  2. Patents, Domestic, Clock.
  3. Patents, Foreign, Clock;
  4. Patents, Domestic, Organ.
  5. Patents, Foreign, Organ.
  6. Patents, Automatic Electric Orchestra.

 
Boxes 18-24

Engineering Logs, 1936 to ca. 1984. In bound numbered notebooks assigned to various engineering staff, containing diagrams and notes concerning research and development of organs and components. About 9 linear feet.
 
Boxes 25 and 26 Plus Oversize Boxes A, B, C

  1. Engineering Drawings, 1936 to ca. 1984. Various sizes: 24 x 36”, 18x24”, 12x18”, other.
    Approximately 2, 000 drawings (in stack about two feet high). Oversize drawings are temporarily stored in a box 39x26x10:, a box 31x24x18”, and a box 38x10x17”. Most are flat; about 60 are rolled.
  2. Microfilm of Engineering Drawings, 14 rolls.
  3. Index to Microfilm of Engineering Drawings.


Box 27

  1. Coordination Requests, 1958-1964. 0.7 linear feet.
  2. Memoranda concerning changes in design and production.
  3. Layout Part Number Index. 2 binders
  4. Engineering Parts List. 0.25 linear feet.

 
Box 28
Parts Books No. 1, 2, 3, 4, and an unnumbered book. In binders.
 
Boxes 29 and 30

  1. Reports from Testing Laboratories, ca. 1940-1980. 1.8 linear feet.
  2. The Hammond Organ, Installation, Operation, and Maintenance Instructions, Bulletin No. 1A, 1944.
  3. The Hammond Organ, Manual for the Service Engineer, 1951. In ring binder.
  4. Hammond Organ, Service Manual. Sections published at different times from ca. 1953, ca. 1959 and assembled in ring binder.
  5. Service Manual, Models A,A-100, AB, BA, BC, BCV BV, B2, B3, C, CV, C2, C-2G, C3, D, DV, D100, E, G, GV, RT, RT-2, RT-3. (CHS received a Model B-3 organ and a Model E organ.)
  6. Service Manual, Piper Autochord. (CHS received a Piper Autochord organ.)
  7. Service manuals for M-3, L-100, T-300, X-77 organs.
  8. Hammond Organ Installations. Sections listing churches by denomination that have Hammond organs, as well as hospitals, auditoriums, funeral homes, schools and colleges, and fraternal organizations. In ring binder.
  9. Places Hammond Organ has Been Placed. In folder.

Boxes 31-43
Record of organs made, packed, and shipped, 1942-1979. Early records are on sheets, and later records are in bound volumes as described below. 16 linear feet.
  1942-1965

Records are on 8.5x5.5” sheets originally kept in loose-leaf ring binders, but most were removed at some time and placed between particleboards held by rubber bands. Sheets are arranged by model number and thereunder by serial number. Information on sheet includes serial number, remarks, date made, date packed, date shipped.

1965-1969

Records are in bound volumes by model number and thereunder by serial number, with model numbers A through X appearing on spines. Information includes serial number followed by model number, date made, date packed, date shipped.

1969-1979

Records are in bound volumes by serial number, with serial numbers appearing on spines in several sequences. Spine numbers start with A20,000 (Apr. 3, 1969) and go to E237,600 (Oct. 16, 1973); numbers continue consecutively and do not go back to “0” for each new letter prefix; and the letter prefixes were not part of the serial number. Subsequent spine numbers delete the letter prefix,  starting with 237,601 (Aug. 2, 1973) and going to 248, 413 (Oct. 26, 1973). Subsequent volumes are numbered from Vol. 1 (starting with serial number 300,000, made on July 17, 1973) and going to Vol. 25 (ending with serial number 1,056,692, made on May 17, 1979). Vol. 19 is missing. Information includes serial number, model number, date made, date packed, date shipped.
 
Boxes 44 and 45

Materials concerning hearings and report of the Federal Trade Commission, 1937, on advertising claims for Hammond organs:
 
Official Report of Proceedings Before the Federal Trade Commission, 1937. In two binders.

  1. Brief of Attorneys for the Commission.
  2. Brief for Respondent.
  3. Federal Trade Commission vs. Hammond Clock Company, Commission’s Exhibits, 1937. In binder.
  4. Federal Trade Commission vs. Hammond Clock Company, Respondent’s Exhibits, 1937. In binder.
  5. Federal Trade Commission. In 3 folders.

Boxes 46-53

  1. Files from office of Donald R. Sauvey, President, concerning Personnel, Operations, Marketing & Sales, finance, International, Miscellaneous, 1979-1982. 10 linear feet.
  2. 1979 in Box 46
  3. 1980 in Boxes 47-1949
  4. 1981 in Boxes 50-1951
  5. 1982 in boxes 52-1953

 
Box 54

  1. Hammond National Distribution status, 1968. In binder.
  2. Strategic Plan, 1971-1980. In ring binder.
  3. The Gallup Study of Electronic Organ Owners and Prospective Buyers for 1972, conducted for the Hammond Organ Co. In ring binder.
  4. European Odyssey for Hammond dealers, 1972. In binder.
  5. Report, Hammond Dealer Attitudes, 1973.
  6. Marketing Correspondence and Reports, 1973. In folder.
  7. Long Range Marketing Plans, 1973-1977. In folder.
  8. Industry Data, 1974. In ring binder.
  9. Report, Hammond Dealer Sales Trends vs. Major Competitive Brands, 1975. In binder.
  10. A Study of Hammond’s Strategy in the U. S. Organ Market, Discussion Guide, 1975

Box 55
Marketing forecasts and reports and miscellaneous papers concerning Marketing and Sales, ca. 1973-ca. 1977. In folders. 1 linear foot.

Box 56

  1. Competition and Market Share, 1972-1974. In folder.
  2. New Product Planning, 1974. In folder.
  3. Sales analysis, 1975. In folder.
  4. Piper Organ, 1972. In folder.
  5. Performance and Factory Overhead Reports, 1975. In folder.
  6. Financial Projections, 1974-1976. In folder.
  7. Regular & Piper Orders vs. Shipments, 1971-1978. In bound ledger.
  8. Regular & Piper Orders vs. shipments, 1972-1977. In bound ledger.
  9. Combined Hoc-Nh-Hoe Shipments for Calendar 1977. In ring binder.
  10. Summary Marketing Budgets, 1980. In ring binder.
  11. Export Shipments, 1978, 1979, 1980. In binder.

 
Box 57

  1. Budget, 1973-1976. Computer printout in binder.
  2. Dealer Planned Quota Analysis, Jan-Dec, 1977; Monthly District Sales Model Analysis, Jan-Dec., 1977; Monthly Dealer Sales Analysis, Jan-Dec.,1977. Computer printout in binder.
  3. Monthly District Sales Analysis, Dec. 1980. Computer printout in binder.

 
Box 58

  1. Target Analysis Report, 1980. Computer printout in binder.
  2. Hammond Financial Service Company, Operating Manual, ca. 1980. In binder.
  3. List of Dealers, Service Centers, Sales Managers, ca. 1980. In ring binder (no label on binder).
  4. District Sales Maps and Dealer quotas, 1982. In ring binder.
  5. The Seventh Economic Council of the Music Industry, the Action Plan for Increasing Music Participation in America, 19083. In binder.
  6. Co-op Programs. In binder.
  7. Hammond’s Retail Sales Development Program, Meeting Guide #1-#8. In four binders.

 
Box 59

  1. Letters and mailings to dealers, ca. 1974-1985. 0.2 linear feet. In folders.
  2. Order forms, ca. 1970-1980. 0.1 linear feet. In folder.
  3. Newspaper advertisements (camera ready copy), ca. 1970-1980. 0.2 linear feet. In folders.
  4. Scripts for radio and television advertisements. In folder.
  5. Advertisements and programs for concerts by Hammond Artists. 0.1 linear feet. In folder.
  6. Miscellaneous advertising pieces. 0.1 linear feet. In folder.


Box 60
Merchandising Job Envelopes, 1972-1973. 1 linear foot. These include texts of slide talks for sales presentations and orders for promotional materials. Other materials listed elsewhere such as product sheets describing organs, photographs of organs, playing guides, owner’s manuals, music collections, buttons and banners, and similar items used in marketing and sales campaigns were selected from merchandising job envelopes at the Hammond factory on Diversey. The envelopes contained multiple copies of these, so only single examples were selected.

Box 61

  1. Correspondence and reports concerning labor relations, 1961-1974. 1 linear foot. In folders: Union Activity, Bloomingdale Agreement, 1961-1974
  2. Union Activity, Diversey & Western, 1968
  3. Union Activity, Melrose Park Agreement, 1971-1974
  4. Labor contract, Hammond Organ Division
  5. Unfair labor practices, Hammond Organ Division
  6. Union Activity, all Plants, 1967
  7. Union Election, All Plants, 1965

 
Box 62

  1. Miscellaneous records in folders labeled:
  2. Bridge table
  3. Brochures, Organ
  4. Clocks
  5. Correspondence
  6. HOC Acquisitions
  7. Hammond Corp. Identity
  8. Hammond Organ Company Fact Sheet
  9. Hammond News Releases
  10. Hammond Organ company Letterhead
  11. HOC Personnel
  12. Hammond Profile Resumes
  13. Leslie Speakers
  14. Notes, Financial Info., Reports, etc.
  15. Product Line
  16. Sikeston Woodworking Company, Fact Sheet
  17. Sikeston, Letterhead, envelopes
  18. Tax Exemption forms
  19. Tone Cabinets
  20. Trademark, Domestic, clocks
  21. Trademarks, Foreign, clocks
  22. Trade Shows

 
Everett and Hammond pianos. Brochures. In envelope.

  1. Keyboard guides. In folder.
  2. Letters from conductors and other musicians, 1937-1937, praising the Hammond organ. In ring binder.
  3. Record Retention Guide, 1969. Lists types of records kept by Hammond Organ Company and makes recommendations on disposition.
  4. Trust indentures and agreements. In folder.
  5. Warranties. In folder.
  6. Miscellaneous records. In folders.

 
Oversize Package

Framed certificate from committee on Sciences and the Arts, Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, awarding John Price Wetherill Medal to Laurens Hammond, May 15, 1940.

 

Design drawings from the Hammond companies (relating to the manufacturing processes) are stored with these corporate records.
  
Data on sites associated with the company or the family (Updated 1998)

Please note: The owners and residents of these sites now have no relationship with the Hammond family or the company. Please respect their privacy.
 
Hammond Organ Company Sites:

Laurens Hammond Laboratory

456 Broome St.

New York, NY

Rented loft space in New York City. Hammond’s first lab space as an independent inventor. The synchronous AC clock motor and 3D movie system were invented here, 1921-1923.
 
Andrews-Hammond Laboratory

616 Davis St., 2nd floor

Evanston, IL

Early lab above the Evanston store known as the “Community Kitchen,” 1925-1929. Built A-Boxes,” a battery eliminator for early radio sets. Hammond’s old lab is now a dance studio with a camera store on the ground level.
 
Hammond Clock Company

4115 N. Ravenswood Av.

Chicago, IL

First move in early 1930 to this temporary rented second floor space to manufacture electric clocks. The front of this building has been extensively remodeled and only the second floor is original.
 
Hammond Clock Company

2911 N. Western Av.

Chicago, IL

Later move in 1930 to this five story company-owned building. The first prototype and patent model Hammond Organ was built here in 1933. The “2911” doorway was bricked up some time before mid-1931 and later records list this property as 2915 N. Western.
 
Hammond Factory Showroom (1)

666 Lake Shore Drive, 30th floor

Chicago, IL.

Hammond company-operated showrooms in operation as of December 1935. Hammond also had franchised dealers in 19 other U.S. cities. Most organ customers were churches with few sales to individuals.

  Hammond Factory Showroom (2)

119 W. 59th St (Penthouse)

New York, NY

The Chicago (home) store was located in the old American Furniture Mart. (The address was later changed to 680 N. Lake Shore Dr., possibly to avoid negative biblical references to the “Mark of the Beast.”)

  Hammond Factory Showroom (3)

730 W. 7th St.

Los Angeles, CA

  Hammond Organ Co.

4200 W. Diversey

Chicago, IL

Organ manufacturing, service, management, and marketing, from 1949 to 1986. A three story annex was added in 1956. This became the company headquarters but the Western Av. plant was still used for manufacturing and research.
 
Hammond Woodworking Plant

5008 W. Bloomingdale Av.

Chicago, IL

Produced organ consoles, other wood components, from 1937 to June 14, 1977. This plant also produced caskets for the U.S. Military during WWII (1942-1945)

  Temporary Hammond Plant

4737 N. Ravenswood

Chicago, IL

Four story brick building leased April 1, 1942 for five years. Used for military projects during WWII. This building has been renovated and converted into condominiums.

Early Hammond Properties

W. George St., N. Oakley Av.

Chicago, IL

Street addresses unknown. Warehouses, possibly some manufacturing during the war years (1942-1945).
 
Hammond Organ Plant

23?? W. St. Paul St.

Chicago, IL

Hammond leased the second floor of this building to build Chord Organs from 1950-1963. Building is now the “St. Paul Lofts” (condominiums)
 
Hammond Organ Plant

4046 N. Rockwell

Chicago, IL

Property purchased Dec. 19, 1952. This plant replaced the St. Paul Street building. (Hammond may have had other leased buildings on Rockwell before 1950.)
 
Hammond Organ Plant

4249 N. Knox

Chicago, IL

Produced organ subassemblies/manuals. This unusual building had parking for employees on the roof.
 
Hammond Organ Co.

1740 N. 25th Av.

Melrose Park, IL

Service, parts warehouse, and final assembly plant for tone wheel generators from June 1956 to January 1976. The final B3s were assembled here in early 1975.
 
Gibbs Manufacturing & Research (AKA Gibbs Special Products Corp.)

Janesville, Wisconsin.

Hammond-owned company, produced reverberation units and other (non-organ) products from March 1961 to the late 1960s. (Prior to Hammond Accutronics Div.)

  Everett Piano Co.

South Haven Michigan

Hammond bought the Everett Piano Co. in 1962. Manufactured Everett, Hammond-brand, and other private brand pianos.

  Northern Electric Co., Ltd.

1261 Shearer St.

Montreal, Quebec

Canada

Canadian Subsidiary (ca. 1937). Assembled organs in Canada before and after WWII. Cabinets and non-standard electronics were manufactured locally.

 

As of January, 1973, Hammond Corporation operated the following eight locations:

Hammond Corporate Offices

100 Wilmot Road

Deerfield, IL

Management

 

Diversey Plant

Western Ave. Plant

Bloomingdale Plant

Melrose Park Plant

These older Hammond plants were still in operation in 1973.

 

Hammond Division

11610 Copenhagen Court

Franklin Park, IL

Hammond location used as a service center and warehouse from 1973-1966.

 

Southern Division

Rowland Drive

Carroll Reese Station,

Johnson City, Tennessee

Produced the Hammond “Piper” Organ (only).

 

Poncher Industries

225 N. First St.

Cary, IL

Produced printed circuit boards and subassemblies. This operation became Accutronics, one of several locations used for Hammond’s technical division.

 

Accutronics Division, Past and Present:

Accoutronics

628 North St.

Geneva, IL

 

Morley-Accutronics

185 Detroit St.

Cary, IL

Became Sound Enhancements

 

Accutronics, Inc.

225 N. First

Cary, IL 60013

Former Hammond Division, still produces reverb units for OEM use. (No longer pat of Hammond/Suzuki or Leslie Speakers)

 

Accutronics/Connor-Winfield Corp.

2111 Comprehensive Dr.

Aurora, IL 60505

Split from former Hammond Div., currently manufactures PC boards, other electronics. (No longer part of Hammond/Suzuki or Leslie Speakers)

 

Later Hammond locations:

Hammond Woodworking Plant

Sikeston, Missouri

Replaced the Bloomingdale Av. plant in July 1978. Hammond closed the original cabinet shop after labor problems in 1977.

 

Hammond International. (USA)

1060 Thorndale Av.

Bensenville, IL

Later corporate offices after the 1985 bankruptcy and reorganization.

 

Hammond International Pty. Ltd

Beaumont Road

Mt. Kuring-gai N.S.W., 2080

Australia

Australian Noel Crabbe bought the Hammond name and remnants of the company after the 1985 bankruptcy. Organs were manufactured in Japan.


 

Hammond Keyboards Canada Ltd.

50 Mural St., Unit 6

Richmond Hill

Ontario, Canada

Hammond’s Canadian distributor in the late 1980s.

 

Hammond Suzuki Ltd.

No. 1138 Koikecho

Hamamatsu, Japan

Parent company in Japan.

 

Suzuki Music, USA

Oak Brook Office Center,

Oak Brook Terrace, IL

April 1989 to Nov 1989. Suzuki’s US corporate headquarters.

 

Suzuki Music, USA

1121 N. Main

Lombard, IL

November 1989 to early 1992.

 

Hammond/Suzuki USA, Inc.

733 Annoreno Drive

Addison, IL 60101

Current owner and manufacturer of Hammond Organs and Leslie Speakers in the U.S. from 1992 to present.

 

Leslie Speaker Manufacturing:

“Brittain Sound Equipment Co.”

“Electro Music Accessories Co.”

3804 W. 54th St.

Los Angeles, CA

Early nameplates list this location/company names as the manufacturer of Leslie Speakers. The address, however, was that of Lou Brittain, an early Leslie partner. The partnership was dissolved after WWII and Leslie Speakers were never built at this location.

 

Electro Music

199 S. Fair Oaks Av.

Pasadena, CA

Early Leslie Models 30A and 30C were produced in this rented storefront from 1940-1943 and again after WWII. The current tenant is a curio shop.

 

Electro Music

267 S. Fair Oaks Av.

Pasadena, CA

Post-war models were built here some time after 1946. The original building has been demolished and this location is now the site of a medical center and parking garage.

 

Electro Music

313 S. Fair Oaks Av.

Pasadena, CA

Leslie manufacturing until 1963. This location is now a Jamaican restaurant and medical office.

 

Electro Music Inc.

56 W. Del Mar Blvd.

Pasadena, CA

Final Leslie Speaker plant in California. Built by Don Leslie in 1964 and sold to CBS, Inc. In 1965. CBS produced Leslies here until 1980 when the company was sold to the Hammond Corp. Hammond’s Accutronics Division built Leslies in the Chicago area until the 1985 bankruptcy.

 

Calo Corporation

Electro Music Division

1040 Kingsland Dr.

Batavia, IL

Post-Hammond independent Leslie production after 1965. (Electro Music name was not used after Aug. 1, 1991.) Calo Corp also had rented locations in West Chicago and St. Charles, IL.

 

Hammond/Suzuki USA, Inc.

733 Annoreno Drive

Addison, IL 60101

Current Hammond plant. Leslie Speakers were built here after Aug. 1, 1991. (This pre-dates organ production at this location.)

 

Mercotac Inc.

6195 Corte Del Cedro E.

Carlsbad, CA 92009

Manufacturing company founded by Bob Leslie (Don Leslie’s brother). Mercotac is still in business and produces rotary mercury connectors for Leslie Rotosonic drums plus non-organ applications.

 

Hammond family sites:

William Andrew Hammond House

235 Greenwood St.

Evanston, IL

Hammond family home, ca. 1883 to mid-1909 when Idea Hammond moved to Europe with two year old Laurens and three older daughters after the suicide of William Hammond in January, 1897. The family returned to this property in 1909 and lived here until 1912.

 

Hammond Family Residence

1305 Forest

Evanston, IL

Hammond family lived in this home from 1912-1914. This property is one block south of the original family home on Greenwood. Also, Laurens Hammond’s older sister Elizabeth is listed in the 1914 Evanston phone directory as living at “1313 Forest.” This is the same property.

 

Early Hammond Residence

12 Gramercy Park

New York, NY

Laurens Hammond’s New York residence following WWI and during the years he worked on his synchronous AC clock motor and 3D movie system projects. (1921-1923). His first lab was near by at 456 Broome St., at this time.

 

Hammond Residence

418 Hamilton St.

Evanston, IL

Laurens Hammond, his first wife Mildred, and baby daughter lived in this multi-unit Evanston apartment building when they returned to Evanston in 1925 (from New York) until 1929. Hammond’s mother also lived here until shortly before her death in 1938. (Laurens Hammond may have owned this building.)

 

Laurens Hammond Residence

1421 N. State St.

Chicago, IL

Laurens Hammond’s “Gold Coast” Chicago home ca. 1930 until 1960. In later years, Hammond also maintained an apartment on Lake Shore Drive (in Chicago), a chateau in Laizet, France, and villas in Montevideo, Uruguay, and Antigua. He also owned a penthouse on Park Avenue in New York City.

 

Laurens Hammond Estate

63 Ford Hill Road

Cornwall, CT

Laurens Hammond’s primary residence after his retirement in 1960. He lived here until his death in 1973.

 

Hammond Family Residence

1390 Scott Av.

Winnetka, IL

Home of Laurens Hammond’s mother and sisters, Louise and Elizabeth, in 1930. (From Hammond Stockholder’s Report, July 10, 1930. Also listed in 1930 Evanston phone directory.)

 

Chicago Historical Society

Clark St. at North Av.

Chicago, IL 60614

The Marmon Group donated old Hammond company records, artifacts, organs, and other historical data, to the Chicago Historical Society in 1986. (Source for company data, 1930-1985.)

 

Evanston Historical Society

225 Greenwood St

Evanston, IL 60201

Located in the “Charles Gates Dawes” House next door to the William Andrew Hammond house near Lake Michigan. Charles Gates Dawes was a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and Vice President of the United States under William McKinley. (Source for early family data, no commercial information.)

 

St. Marks Episcopal Church

1509 Ridge Av.

Evanston, IL

Hammond family church, ca. 1883-January 1897. (The family left this church after William Hammond’s suicide.)

 

St. Lukes Episcopal Church

939 Hinman Av.

Evanston, IL

Laurens Hammond’s boyhood church after 1909 when he and his family returned from Europe.

 

Graceland Cemetery

4001 N. Clark St.

Chicago, IL 60613

The cremated remains of family members deceased prior to 1939 are interred in the Hammond family plot. This includes: Rev. Henry Laurens Hammond (grandfather), Eunice Bingham Hammond (grandmother), William Andrew Hammond (father), Idea Louise Strong Hammond (mother) and one sister, Elizabeth Strong Hammond Shepard, her husband, Leonard G. Shepard, plus a niece who died as a child. Laurens Hammond is not buried here. Hammond died July 1, 1973 in Cornwall, CT, the home of his wife Roxana Scoville Hammond. His remains were cremated in Pittsfield, Mass, July 6, 1973.

 

Rockefeller Chapel

University of Chicago

5850 S. Woodlawn Av.

Chicago, IL 60637

Site of the U. S. Federal Trade Commission’s “comparison” of the Hammond Organ and the chapel’s massive pipe organ, 1936-1938.

 

Hammond Chess Pavilion

Lake Shore Drive at North Av.

Chicago, IL

Laurens Hammond donated $100,000 to the Chicago Park District to build this outdoor chess pavilion near the North Avenue Beach.

 

Harrington Organ Company

3925 W. Montrose Av.

Chicago, IL

The late Ed Harrington, the world’s first Leslie Speaker dealer and “infamous Hammond bootlegger” (non-franchised discount re-seller of Hammond Organs), ca. 1939 to the early 1970s. This company is still in business.

 

Jensen Manufacturing Company

6601 S. Laramie Av.

Chicago, IL

Speaker manufacturing business founded by Peter Jensen in 1927 and moved to Chicago in 1929. Jensen built speaker components for Hammond and Leslie tone cabinets through the 1960s. Company is still in business but has undergone numerous corporate changes over the years. This building and nearby properties are currently owned by the Acorn Corrugated Box Company.

 

J. C. Deagan

770 W. Berteau

Chicago, IL

Chime and carillon manufacturer. Hammond and Deagan cooperated with related products for the church market. This building is on the corner of Ravenswood and Berteau (4300 North).

 

Current owners/operators of former Hammond commercial properties:

Except for Organ Service company, Inc., these companies have no association, past or present, with the former Hammond Organ company, Electro Music (Leslie Speakers), or Hammond/Suzuki, Inc., USA.

 

Chicago Riverfront Antique Mart

Herbert L. Levin, Owner

2929 N. Western Av.

Chicago, IL 60618

Current owner/operator of the 2915 N. Western property. (The building’s address has once again been modified to make it easier to remember.) It is being converted into condominiums.

 

Graphics Parts International, Inc.

4321 N. Knox

Chicago, IL 60641

Current owner of the 4249 N. Knox property. Company manufactures silk printing equipment and supplies. (Graphics Parts International occupies several buildings on Knox from 4200 to 4400 North.)

 

Lake Star, Inc.

David L. Verduin, President

4200 W. Diversey

Chicago, IL 60639

Current owner/operator of the Diversey plant. Company is a plastics fabricator. Lake Star, Inc., also leases space in this building for other manufacturing businesses.

 

General Products

4045 N. Rockwell

Chicago, IL 60618

Current owner/operator of the N. Rockwell plant. Company manufactures photo albums and other photographic products. Hammond originally bought this building from Bell & Howell, a manufacturer of cameras, projectors, and other audio-visual products.

 

Clear Pack Company

11610 Copenhagen Court

Franklin Park, IL

Company manufactures containers and sheets.

 

Handy Button Machine Corp.

1750 N. 25th Av.

Melrose Park, IL

Current owner of the 1740 N. 25th Av. property. (The address has been modified slightly.)

 

Organ Service Company, Inc.

Jerry Welch, Owner

6475 Joliet Road, Suite B1W

La Grange, IL 60525

Former Marmon company that evolved from bankrupt Hammond Corp. in 1986. Provides organ parts and service. Originally based in the 4200 W. Diversey building, the company has since relocated to this address.


 

Description of some related materials not housed with the corporate records:

Related materials at the Chicago Historical Society include:

In Decorative & Industrial Arts:

1a  Hammond Organ, Concert Model E, made about 1940.

1b  Pedal board for Hammond Organ, concert Model E.

1c  Bench for Hammond Organ, Concert Model E.

2  Hammond Tone Cabinet No. F-40, made about 1950, for use with Hammond Organ, Concert Model E or Home Model B-3.

3a  Hammond Organ, Home Model B-3, serial no. 90959, completed July 8, 1963.

3b  Pedal board for Hammond Organ, Home Model B-3.

4  Hammond Organ, Piper Autochord, made about 1980.

5  Tone bar demonstrator in case.

6  Wall clock made by the Hammond Instrument Company, ca. 1940.

 

Banners used by the Hammond Organ company:

7  “There Will Never Be A Better Time to Buy A Hammond Organ, Authorized Dealer,” n.d., 31” high, 40” wide.

8  “Hammond Organ Society,” ca. 1965, 31” high, 45” wide.

9  “Leslie” with logo representing tone cabinet, n.d., 30.5” high, 44.25” wide.

10  “The Piper Autochord,” 1970, 32.5” high, 43.5” wide.

 

Buttons issued by the Hammond Organ Company:

11  “I’ve Seen the Sound of Hammond,” 1968, 4” diameter.

12  “Hammond, Where It’s Happening,” 1969, 3” diameter.

13  “Musical Drop-Out? Go Hammond,” 1969, 3” diameter.

14  “Who’s Got the MDD?” 1972, 3” diameter.

15  “Follow the Piper Generation,” ca. 1970, 3.5” diameter.

16  “Hammond Benches Denny McLain,” n.d., 3” diameter.

17  “Hi-I’m …, Hammond Organ Society,” n.d., 2.5” diameter.

18  “I’m a Hammond Star Performer,” n.d., 2/5” diameter.

19  “Hammond Sounder,” n.d., 3.5” diameter.

 

Promotional pieces:

20  Vest with Piper logo (for promotion of Piper organs), fabric, orange, black, white, ca. 1970.

21  Vest with words in circle “Play a Tune-a-Day the New Instant-Play Hammond Way,” fabric, red and black, ca. 1970.

22  Cap with Hammond logo (used in promotion of Piper organs), fabric, orange and black, 1970.

23a-d  Arm patch with Hammond Logo, black fabric with multicolored bars forming logo, n.d.

24  Plastic bag, 18” high x 16” wide, with words “Hammond/The Sound of Success” and multicolored design showing a Hammond organ, a rainbow, a pot of gold, and a butterfly; produced for a meeting of Hammond dealers, n.d.

 

Sound recordings featuring Hammond organs (33 1/3 r.p.m.; 12” disk unless otherwise specified):

25  “Hammond golden Jubilee album,” 7” diameter.

26  Lucho Azcarraga at the Hammond Organ, “Panama Tipico,” Art Records, ALP-2012.

27  Lucho Azcarraga at the Hammond Organ, “Siesta en Panama,” Art Records, ALP-2008

28  Dick Bazzelle at the Hammond Organ, “Dick Bazzele Captures New Orleans After Midnight,” DN-104.

29  Sal Cordaro at the Hammond Organ, “Nite Life with Sal Cordaro at the Hammond Organ,” Dino V 20063, 1965.

30  Joe Cowan at the Hammond Organ, “For Your dancing Pleasure,” Carellen Records.

31  Don Lee Ellis at the Hammond Organ, “From the Top, The Hammond Concorde,” Don Lee Productions, DLP 1504

32  Don Lee Ellis at the Hammond Organ, “My Way, With Love, The Hammond Concorde,” Don Lee Productions, DLP 1505.

33  Don Lee Ellis at the Hammond Organ, “The Ellis Touch, Deluxe Hammond Concorde,” Don Lee Productions, DLP 1506.

34  Bill Harper at the Hammond Organ, “Songs You’ll Always Remember, Bill Harper at the Organ and Piano,” O’Brien’s Recording Studios, Springfield, Ohio.

35  Alice Hitchcock at the Hammond Organ, “Alice in a Wonderland of Great Standard Hits,” Mr. Ree Records.

36  Groove Holmes at the Hammond Organ, “Night Glider, Groove Merchant, GM 512.

37  Groove Holmes at the Hammond Organ, “Welcome Home,” World Pacific Jazz, ST-20147

38  Rieber Hovde at the Hammond Organ, “Swingin’ Better Now,” Far Jazz Records, F 3137, ca. 1965.

39  Bob Kames at the Hammond Organ X-66, “Kames and Many Exciting Sounds,” King 1036.

40  Don Lewis at the Hammond Organ X-77 GT, “The Don Lewis Experience,” Aquarius Records, AMC 2846.

41  Jimmy McGriff and Groove Holmes at the Hammond Organ, “Giants of the Organ Come Together,’ Groove Merchant, GM 520.

42  Randall-Icious #1, “Delectable Selectables (Requested by You,)” Esar Records, ES-212

43  Leslie Summers at the Hammond Organ, “After the Storm,” Album 37, Tabernacle Recordings, ca. 1967.

44  Ashley Tappen at the Hammond Organ, “Hammond Hits From Hollywood,” Somerset, SF-10700.

45  Fred Bock, “an Adventure in the Science of Sound and Music” (Side 1, The Science of Sound and Music, Side 2, The History of the Organ), to be used with booklet, “An Adventure in the Science of Sound and Music” (Hammond Organ Company, 1960).

46  Hammond Organ company, “Music Americana,” a demonstration record, 1982. 33 1/3 r.p.m., 7” diameter. With text and order information in Merchandising Job Envelope HO-8302.

47  Hammond Organ Company, “Demonstration Record, T-200, BRS 2458.

48  Hammond Organ Company, “Demonstration Record, T-300,” BRS-2496.

49  Hammond Organ Company, “Think Like a Leader” (on jacket), “A Story of Hammond Organ Advertising Leadership” (on record), including addresses by Harold C. Lembke, Vice President of Marketing, Hammond Organ Company, and             executives of other companies, XCTV, 82980

50  Ellen Jane Lorenz, “Church Organ Techniques for Amateurs, Hammond Organ Edition,” Lorenz Publishing Company, K80P-6887.

51  Hammond Organ company, “Retail Sales Development Program, Meeting No. 4” (Side 1, Chord Organ Demonstration; Side 2, Console Organ Demonstration), XCTV-84547.

52  Hammond Organ Company, “Demo Record, X-77 Hammond Organ,” BRS 2489.

53  Hammond Organ Company, “Hammond Dealer Radio Commercials,” UR4G-1913.

54  “The Music Makers,” 1965, 33 1/3 r.p.m., 7” diameter.

 

In Paintings and Sculpture:

55  Portrait (oil) of Laurens Hammond, signed Marrill Chase Likan.

56  Hall of Fame Award presented to Laurens Hammond by American Music Conference, June 25, 1978, consisting of glass note on square metal base enclosed in glass and wood display case.

 

In Library:

Histories:

1 Majeski, John, Jr. The story of Hammond Organ, 25 years of leadership. 1960 (The Hammond Organ’s first 25 years), reprinted from The Music Trades, May, 1960. 42 pp. 2 copies.

2 When electrons sing, the story of Hammond Organ Company, a company that created an Industry, 1934-66. Hammond Organ Company, 1966. 41 pp.

3 Fifty years of musical excellence, Hammond Organ Company, 50th anniversary, 1934-1984. 16 pp.

The Hammond story, 1984, 4 pp.

 

Annual Reports:

Annual Reports, 1930-64. In binder.

 

Periodicals:

1 Hammond Times, Vol. 7, No. 1 (July 1944) to Vol. 25, No. 6 (Feb 1964). 15 bound volumes. 6 issues per year

2 Hammond Times. Vol. 26, No. 1 (April 1964) to Vol. 32, No. 1 (Spring 1970). Loose issues. Lacks Vol. 26, No. 6; Vol. 31, Nos. 1 and 5. 6 issues per yr.

3 Hammond Times, 1976-84. Loose issues, incomplete. Vol. 33, No. 2 (Sept-Oct, 1976); Vol. 34, No. 1 and 2; Vol. 35, No. 1 and 2; Vol. 36, No. 1; Vol. 37 , No. 1 and 2: Vol. 38, No. 1; Vol. 39, No. 1 and 2; Vol. 40, No. 1 (Spring, 1982) and an unnumbered issue dated January, 1984.

4 List, Instructional Articles, Hammond Times, typescript.

5 Hammond Notes, Vol. 1, No. 1 (June 21, 1961) to Vol. 3, No. 8 (Aug 1970). In ring binder. Numbering system changed several times: at first, Vol. 1, No. 1 (June 21, 1961) to Vol. 1, No. 5 (Feb 26, 1962). Then issue numbers without volume numbers from Issue No. 1 (Nov 1962) to Issue No. 40 (Mar-Apr, 1966). Then renamed Hammond Organ Key, vol. 1, No. 1 (May-June, 1966; missing) to Vol. 2, No. 1 (May-June 1966). Then renamed Hammond Notes, Vol. 1, No. 1 (Dec, 1967) to Vol. 3, No. 8 (Aug 1970)

6 Hammond Dealer News, Vol. 2, No. 2 (Summer, 1967) to Vol. 9, No. 1 (Spring, 1974). 14 issues. Incomplete.

7 Hammond Organ Newsletter. Vol. 5, No. 3 and 4, n.d.

8 Hammond NAMM Show Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 2 (June, 1969)

9 Tips for Teachers, a Publication for Hammond Organ Teachers Vol. 7, No. 3 (June, 1968)

 

Books:

Irwin, Stevens. Dictionary of Hammond-organ stops. New York, G. Schirmer, Inc., c. 1939

 

Pamphlets:

1 Are you wondering about organs? n.d., 7pp.

2 The competitive edge, Spring 1974 Hammond Organ professional sales conference, 1974. 22 pp.

3 The electric organ, key to careers in manufacturing. Selling, teaching, performing arts, n.d. 11 pp.

4 Find the full joy of music by planing it yourself … on a Hammond Organ, n.d. 13 pp.

5 49 tested plans to raise a church organ fund, n.d. 7 pp.

6 Hammond in the home, n.d. 11 pp.

7 The Hammond concert organ, n.d.

8 A Hammond Happening! Teachers’ Manual, 1980. 48 pp. plus inserted sheets.

9 A Hammond Happening. It Should Happen to You! Teacher’s Manual 2nd edition. 1982. 53 pp.

10 The Hammond organ exclusive harmonic drawbars, n.d. 19 pp.

11 Hammond organ guide for church music, Vol. 1, n.d. 63 pp.

12 Hammond organ in schools and colleges, n.d.

13 Hammond, E.S.P., extraordinary sales potential, a dynamic sales course for Hammond organ salesmen, n.d. 35 pp.

14 Hammond SMC, sales master’s clinic, a master class for professional Hammond organ salesmen, n.d. 27 pp.

15 The Hammond way, makin’ it go at fair and show, n.d. 13 pp.

16 How to get a Hammond Organ for your school, n.d. 10 pp.

17 How to plan and run a successful group teaching program, n.d.

18 How to raise the organ fund for your church. n.d. 2 copies (different printings)

19 The hows, whys and what-fors of service center operations, prepared by Product Service Dept., Hammond Organ Co., May 1974.

20 Meet the Hammond organ … a new way of life, n.d.

21 Meet the Hammond tonebar organ, 1969, 22 pp.

22 The new sound of music can be you at the Hammond organ, 1964. 19 pp.

23 Partial list of the Hammond organ in schools and colleges. 1962.

24 Sales talk in action, Hammond organ, spinet models, console models, n.d. 47 pp.

25 The science and sound of musical tone, 1969. 12 p.

26 Selecting the right organ; how to choose the right organ for you, by Gladys Blair, n.d.

27 Starting your children on the pleasant path to music, n.d.

28 Why we bought our Hammond organ, n.d.

29 Your keyboard to happiness … with a Hammond organ.

30 Your shopping center needs a Hammond organ dealer, 1974.

 

Catalogs:

1 Hammond organs, n.d. 10 one-fourth high x 15 one-half wide

2 Hammond organs, 1949. 15 pp.

3 Hammond Organ, Music’s most glorious voice. N.d. 15 pp.

4 Hammond Organ, Music’s Most Glorious Voice, 1951. 15 pp.

5 The Hammond Organ, Music’s Most Glorious Voice, 1953, 18 pp.

6 Music’s Most Glorious Voice … Hammond organ, 1963. 23 pp.

7 Music’s Most Glorious Voice, Hammond Organ, 1965. 23 pp.

8 Music’s Most Glorious Voice, n.d. 21 pp.

9 Hammond organ, institutional models for churches & chapels, schools, public auditoriums, 1965.

10 What turns families on? Hammond organs, n.d.

11 Organos Hammond. n.d.

12 Hammond organ, music catalog, n.d. 110 pp.
  Product Books:

(These contain a color photograph and description of each model together with charts comparing features of different model, in ring binders so that sections could be added or changed from time to time.)

1 Hammond organ, music’s most glorious voice, organs, tone cabinets, pianos, 1967. Copy that belonged to Robert H. Nelson.

2 Hammond organ, where it’s happening, about 1971. Sections on tonebar organs, tone wheel organs, all-tab organs, electronic organs, tone cabinets and accessories, merchandising aids.

3 Hammond organ, where it’s happening. Note on title page states “7/67 + others”. Note on cover states “Composite of 3 issues less pianos, improved order, 4/23/77”. Includes all-tab organs, tonebar organs, electronic organs, in alphabetical order by model number.

4 Specifications book. Photocopies of sheets with specifications and prices of different models. Alphabetical order by model in ring binder.

5 Ring binder containing separately issued leaflets describing different models of organs, together with photographs.

6 Hammond Organ Company, Product Information, n.d. Binder containing photographs of organs mounted on sheets with information on back concerning suggested list price, dealer discount, dealer cost, gross margin
 
Product Information Sheets:

Leaflets, product data sheets, specification sheets, and advertising pieces that describe a specific model or series of models. 0.3 linear fe

 

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