The Los Angeles Art Organ Company by James Lewis

The Los Angeles Art Organ Company by James Lewis
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This fascinating book traces the evolution of the Los Angeles company through the demise of the Murray M. Harris Company, its successor the Los Angeles Art Organ Company, and then its short-lived successor, the Electrolian Company. Letters to and from the major stock holder in the company, Eben Smith, reveal the financial debacle of building the largest organ in the world, the 1904 St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition organ—the nucleus of the famous Wanamaker organ,—and the on-going problems of obtaining contracts and keeping the firm out of bankruptcy.