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Hammond Organs in the UK 1935 - 55

Hammond Organs in the UK 1935-55

While there is a reasonable amount of information available on the internet about the early days of Hammond in America, there is very little about the early history of Hammond in the UK.  This piece is intended to shed a little light on the period 1935-55 and has been gleaned from research of remaining Hammond organs in the UK from that period (Models A, AB, BC, E, F and LaFleur), along with contributions from owners, and small snippets of information from internet sources and other verbal anecdotal evidence from Hammond enthusiasts in the UK. 

This article is an open research work in progress, so please do contact me with any information you may have, no matter how small that may contribute to this.

Hammond Organs in the UK 1935-55 (.pdf) Last updated Feb 2013

Register your pre-war Hammond Organ!

If you own an early model Hammond Organ or tone cabinet, you can now register them on the Early Hammond UK Register.

Other links:

Hammond catalogue - circa post April 1938

Boosey & Hawkes Price List 1938 (Courtesy of Bevis Peters)

Boosey & Hawkes Guarantee for Hammond BC 1938 (Courtesy of Bevis Peters)

Boosey & Hawkes advert 1938

LaFleur Theatre Organs Brochure c.1939 (Courtesy of Gordon Crook)

Boosey & Hawkes Brochure c 1936-37 (Courtesy of Brian Nursey, Suffolk)

Electrical Review – 13th Aug 1937 (Courtesy of Brian Nursey, Suffolk)

Hammond Factory Promotion Film

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