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  • Triumphs & Trials of an Organ Builder Available in Kindle Edition

    Jerome Markowitz, the late founder and president of Allen Organ recounts his history in the field. This is not a new book, but it's the first time I've seen it in a Kindle edition and the first time for under $4.00!

    It's in the Books & Music section of the Organ Forum Store (click the Store tab at the top of the page) for easy ordering and fulfillment by Amazon.

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  • #2
    I have the hardback, but will buy the Kindle edition too. Thanks for the heads-up!
    R, Bill Miller


    • #3
      I have the hardback version and its a good read. Does this have new material that was not in the previous edition?
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      • #4
        Jerome Markowitz (Allen) Book Again Available

        For those of you interested in Allen history, particularly their development of the digital organ:
        As part of Allen's 75th anniversary, they have republished Jerome Markowitz's book "Triumphs & Trials of an Organ Builder"


        I also happened to find this little article


        Wonder what were the "nonmusical operations"?
        Last edited by NoTalent; 09-25-2015, 01:49 PM.


        • #5

          Thanks for sharing the articles and information on the book. I think nonmusical operations might be their computer logic board processing. I seem I remember I found that information somewhere on their website. It also might be on a YouTube video somewhere.

          Way too many organs to list, but I do have 5 Allens:
          • MOS-2 Model 505-B / ADC-4300-DK / ADC-5400 / ADC-6000 (Symphony) / ADC-8000DKC
          • Lowrey Heritage (DSO-1)
          • 9 Pump Organs, 1 Pipe Organ & 6 Pianos


          • #6
            Jerome Markowitz's book gives an interesting insite into the electronic organ world. The book is quite an interesting read about the development of the Allen organ company. A few years ago I was involved in obtaining an organ f or Proctor's theatre in Schenectady NY. Allen took the organ committee on a tour and demonstration at the factory. I was very impressed with the cleanliness of the factory and the attitude of the employees. We ended up with a Wurlitzer pipe organ instead of the Allen due to the problem of not being able to use enough speakers to fill the large auditorium with sound.

            I also met Lawrence Phelps and Dwight Beachum both of whom were at Allen at the time.

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