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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

THE ROBERT MORTON ORGAN COMPANY OF VAN NUYS

 CHERISHING OUR VALLEY             2013

In the 1920s into the 1930s, the Robert Morton Organ Company in Van Nuys was one of the largest organ manufacturers in America. Silent movies were never "silent" and the organ was a major element in the cinema. Some Morton theater pipe organs are still in service today.

 Photocopy of the Robert Morton Organ factory in Van Nuys - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Tammy Bain of Littleton, Colorado 2013. (click on images to enlarge them.)
The photo was taken in 1920.


 Workers in front of the Morton Organ factory in Van Nuys, California. Members of the metal pipe and wooden pipe maker shops.  Photocopy of the Robert Morton Organ factory in Van Nuys - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Tammy Bain of Littleton, Colorado 2013. (See detail below).


 Archibald D. March Jr. Robert Morgan Organ Company dated 1950.  Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Tammy Bain of Littleton, Colorado 2013.

Archibald D. March Jr. Robert Morgan Organ Company dated 1950.  Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Tammy Bain of Littleton, Colorado 2013.

Archibald D. March Jr. Robert Morgan Organ Company dated 1950.  Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Tammy Bain of Littleton, Colorado 2013.



Father and son, Archibald D. March Sr. and Jr. - Robert Morgan Organ Company dated 1950.  Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Tammy Bain of Littleton, Colorado 2013.

2 comments:

historichomesla said...

Where was the factory located when it was in Los Angeles?

Unknown said...

If the factory closed in 1933, where were the 1950s pictures taken? Is the original building still around? Where was it?