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:
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
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Price: $20.00 USD
In the ROS Bulletin, Autumn 1993, Vol. XII, No. 3 &amp; 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 &amp; 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 &amp; 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 &amp; 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: $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This new publication contains two Story & Clark music compositions, previously unpublished catalogues, information on the connection with the Packard Company, the evolution of the Story & Clark Mozart, as well as other information.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>.