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Does anyone have detailed informtion on the Positive Organ Company, especially while the operated under this name. I saw an organ yesterday and there is no date on the organ and no reference to its age. It is believed to be 1914 and therefore is coming up on its centenery. It has an Opus number so I am keen to find out more. For instance, who ended up with their records/papers?

 

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Jonathan

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Does anyone have detailed informtion on the Positive Organ Company, especially while the operated under this name. I saw an organ yesterday and there is no date on the organ and no reference to its age. It is believed to be 1914 and therefore is coming up on its centenery. It has an Opus number so I am keen to find out more. For instance, who ended up with their records/papers?

 

Thanks,

 

Jonathan

 

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No great detail, but the DBOB enties might be a staring point to find more info - see http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/ESearch.cgi? (Casson)

 

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Casson, http://www.bardon-music.com/books.php?id=9...en&curr=eur. There's also an article in the BIOS Journal no.26 about Casson. Hope this helps.

 

Every Blessing

 

Tony

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Hi

 

No great detail, but the DBOB enties might be a staring point to find more info - see http://www.npor.org.uk/cgi-bin/ESearch.cgi? (Casson)

 

See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Casson, http://www.bardon-music.com/books.php?id=9...en&curr=eur. There's also an article in the BIOS Journal no.26 about Casson. Hope this helps.

 

Every Blessing

 

Tony

Thanks Tony, As is often the case i thought you might know these things. I've used the DBOB as a starting point already, but the other references I am sure will be helpful.

 

Best wishes,

 

Jonathan

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With regard to the opus numbers or job numbers, number 676 was imported to New Zealand and installed by the 2 June 1909 and 1021 was installed and opened in 1927 and number 1022 opened in 1928. (This may not be quite accurate as it is unknown as to how long the last two organs were held as stock with the New Zealand sole agent for the Positive Organ Company).

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With regard to the opus numbers or job numbers, number 676 was imported to New Zealand and installed by the 2 June 1909 and 1021 was installed and opened in 1927 and number 1022 opened in 1928. (This may not be quite accurate as it is unknown as to how long the last two organs were held as stock with the New Zealand sole agent for the Positive Organ Company).

Thanks CTT, that helps narrow the timescale quite a bit. The one we are keen to find out about is 824 and that would fall broadly around 1914 as we believe. It may well have been a year yearlier judging by the January date.

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