Publications

Publications are available through the ROS Publications Secretary.
Please send all requests for extra copies, back issues, books and reprints by submitting a copy of the form below or a written request with payment to:

ROS Publications
c/o Reed Organ Society
PO Box 218
La Vernia TX 78121-0218

To contact Charlie Robison, the Publications Secretary directly, phone 816-461-7300 or email chuck99er(at)yahoo.com.

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Price: $25.00 USD
This extensive history of the Fort Wayne Organ Company (later The Packard Piano Company) is 250 pages and includes many catalogs, advertising items, photos of pianos, and other important segments of the company's history. It is a companion volume to Volume 1. The book is also spiral bound for ease of use (Size 9 inches x 11 inches). Volume 2 covers primarily the years of piano and organ production from 1895–1913, and the continuing piano production until 1932 when the company finally went out of business as another victim of the great depression. It reveals the important changes that occurred in 1912 and 1913, as well as what the company did to survive the war years of WWI. Serial numbers and production figures are also included. The development of the Industrial Democracy policy that became an industry model is discussed in detail. From the policy came the company's slogan, --If there is no harmony in the factory, there will be none in the piano.--
Price: $20.00 USD
In the ROS Bulletin, Autumn 1993, Vol. XII, No. 3 & No. 4, ROS published a two-part series titled The Organ Industry in Washington, New Jersey written by Gerry Redell. Her well-researched material has been reprinted in this publication with additional material added to tell more of the story of the two principal companies: Beatty’s Manufactory (later Beethoven Organ Company) and Cornish & Company. This book Reed Organ Manufacturers of Washington, New Jersey is 140 pages in length. Part 1 – Focusing on Beatty and other less known companies, is reprinted in section one. It is followed by additional Beatty and Beethoven materials. Included is an extensive New York Times article published June 9, 1893, followed by original letters and advertising items. It is 94 pages in length. Part 2 – Cornish & Company, is reprinted in section two with a packet of materials that would have been sent to prospective buyers in 1890. This section contains 46 pages. The book contains many illustrations, either black & white or in color as in the originals. A free copy of the 1915 Cornish catalog is included with each order. This volume sel
Price: $39.00 USD
This book is 322 pages with over 300 catalog cuts, photographs, and other illustrations, many in color. It covers the history of the company’s organ production from 1871 – 1914. It includes chapters on the life of Isaac Packard, the organ’s namesake; the company’s organization; Thomas Hill, the case designer extraordinaire; stopboard designs through the years; an extensive data chart with serial numbers and design features; and more! Many pages from catalogs, flyers, and trade cards 1872 – 1912 are included!
Price: $28.00 USD
This 300-page book covers all aspects of the history of this important player in the development and sales of the reed organ during the latter part of the nineteenth century. Story & Clark was widely known for the quality of its case design and its unique stop-knobs, from all metal to china. The text covers the history of the several companies that eventually became the Story & Clark Company as well as the biographies of the principal players. The book contains over 250 pages of appendices that include catalog pages, trade cards, patents, and many other important references covering all aspects of the company's history. This is an important reference work that you will want to add to your library.
Price: $15.00 USD
Worcester Massachusetts Organ Manufacturers by Milton Bacheller Jr., 100 pages
Price: $8.00 USD
(12 pieces for reed organ)
Price: $8.00 USD
Charlie Robison has written and compiled a new work: Supplement to Dr. David Knowles The History of the Story & Clark Organ Company. This new publication contains two Story & Clark music compositions, previously unpublished catalogues, information on the connection with the Packard Company, the evolution of the Story & Clark Mozart, as well as other information. This 32-page color publication has been bound with a coil binding matching the original work. You may order your copy by sending $10 + shipping/handling ($3 for US orders; $4 for Canadian orders, or $9 for overseas orders) to: Reed Organ Society PO Box 47 Independence MO 64051-0047 Special combined shipping offer! If you have not yet purchased the original 300+ page work, you may purchase both by simply adding $10 to the price of the original book plus shipping as listed in the Directory. (For example, to purchase both shipped to the US, total price would be $50.) If you have questions or for further information, contact Beverly Pease, Publications Secretary, or email <span class="obfuscated-link-text">reedorgansociety(at)yahoo.com</span>.
Price: $8.00 USD
Price: $16.00 USD
by Milton Bacheller Jr., 138 pages
Price: $12.00 USD
Reprint of c. 1883; 300+ pages, suitable for use w/any reed organ.
Estey Organ Company Trade Cards, SALE - they are free! (Request number desired)
Price: $1.60 USD
by Gustav Hagg
Price: $4.00 USD
by Pamela Robison; Original suite written specifically for Trails West Gathering; 5 arrangements of popular songs sung on various trails west
Quarterly GIVEAWAY! Currently, all issues back are free, with a donation for the postage. Contact the publications secretary for more information. The previous costs are listed below, these are now FREE: Single or Assorted Multiple Copies: 1 - 10 copies - price each: $5.00 + $5.00** 11 - 25 copies - price each: $4.00 + $5.00** 26 - 50 copies - price each: $3.00 + $5.00** Over 50 copies - price each: $2.00 + $5.00** **Total shipping USA Inquire for shipping prices in other countries.