Rodgers Organ Company: Its History

Over the years we have been able to document the history of many important NAMM member companies by collecting several different accounts of its beginnings, focus within the industry, and impact. Among those that have become especially rewarding to the archive are companies where the founders or early employees begin the story and more recent employees or owners can bring that story to the present. Such is the case of Rodgers Organ Company.

The two main founders, Rodgers Jenkins and Fred Tinker, of the Rodgers Organ Company, were both interviewed as were Dick Schalk and George Kirkwood, who were key engineers and employees involved with product development over the decades since it was formed.

Dan Del Fiorentino
NAMM Music Historian