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1961 Hammond Organ Ad "Look them over"

1961 HAMMOND ORGAN vintage magazine advertisement "Look them over" ~ Look them over ... They are all Hammond Organs ... All full of exclusive ideas ... All crafted with Hammond care ... Which one suits you? ... Models Extravoice Organ, Hammond Chord ...

Hammond Organ-- is an electric organ, invented by Laurens Hammond and John M. Hanert and first manufactured in 1935. Various models have been produced, most of which use sliding drawbars to create a variety of sounds. Until 1975, Hammond organs generated sound by creating an electric current from rotating a metal tonewheel near an electromagnetic pickup, and then strengthening the signal with an amplifier so that it can drive a speaker cabinet.

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1959 Cherrywood B3 Hammond Organ leslie speaker NICE

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Laurens Hammond wanted the smaller churches who couldn't afford to build $100,000+ pipe organs to have an affordable organ. I wonder if he really knew what his organ would mean to future generations

The Hammond organ is an electric organ, invented by Laurens Hammond and John M. Hanert and first manufactured in 1935... The organ was originally marketed and sold by the Hammond Organ Company to churches as a lower-cost alternative to the wind-driven pipe organ, or instead of a piano.

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