EARLY UK HAMMOND REGISTER
Owner Town - City County Post Code Country Model Boosey & Hawkes Serial no Hammond Serial no (if present) Mains Voltage & Cycle UK or USA Manufacture date if known Comments
                       
ORGANS                      
          MODEL A            
Steve Carter Preston Lancs   England A No serial plate ~ ~ UK ~ Unknown manufacture date; possibly early. Not in original case. Factory engraved numbered preset keys. Non standard tremulant box (rotary Model E style)
Ola Ekstedt ~ ~   Sweden A ~ 2414 250v 50 cycles UK Manual manufacturing date of 19th Nov 1936[1] Now in Sweden (ex-UK) There is a label inside giving an address in Accrington, Lancs. Upper manual marked as assembled by Mildred and inkmarked G1500
Lower manual marked as assembled by Jack B Waters (same person that assembled a Novachord in the Novachord restoration site) and is tagged 11-19-36 (presumably 19 Nov 1936).
Unknown Unknown ~   ~ A ~ 2409 ~ UK ~ Sold ebay June 2008
Unknown Unknown     ~ A ~ 2398 ~ UK ~ Sold ebay Jan 2009
Musickmuseet, Stockholm (Swedish Museum) ~ ~   ~ A ~ 2360 115v 60 cycles   ~ Courtesy of Ola Ekstedt (Dunderola). Chrome drawbars
Unknown Unknown ~   ~ A ~ 2407 230v 50 cycles   ~ Organ gutted and C3 innard placed in case along with custom built 'slim' replica of A028!!
Unknown Unknown ~   ~ A ~ 2402 230v 50 cycles UK ~ Selling on Ebay July 2012 - was previously in a church in Leicester
Guy King (USA) ~ ~   USA A ~ 2014 115v 60 cycles USA ~ Pre amp is unrecognisable - heavily modified.
Rien ~ ~   Netherlands A ~ 395 115v 50 cycles   1935 It was ordered on May 2nd 1935 in New York by an Englishman from Northampton.
That was only a week after the first advertisement for the Hammond organ in Musical America, April 25, 1935 "Announcing the Hammond Organ".
The order was for "one Hammond organ complete with power cabinet of 40 Watt".
In that original order was asked for a 210 Volt and 50 cycle AC organ. He had to wait a few months and on October 17th, 1935 the Hammond Organ was delivered.
Console serial #395 Speaker serial #1315.
Technical manual, playing instructions and other information included.
Unknown Unknown ~   ~ A ~ 2342 115v 60 cycles (originally!) USA ~ Bad condition casework. Imported into UK from USA in the 1960s-70s
Nathan Wilcox (tech) ~ ~   USA A ~ 389 115v 60 cycles   1935  
          MODEL AB            
Steve Carter Preston Lancs   England AB 0001 ~ 230v 50 cycles   ~ Originally sold to the Marquess of Londonderry, Chapel at Wynyard hall, Co. Durham 1937-1964; then in local Church 1964-2012. Ebay March 2012: sold with D20 tone cab no 0021. No preamp in organ; amp and speakers missing from D20. Has since been restored with replacement pre-amp.
Will Fraser London ~   England AB 0003 ~ 230v 50 cycles UK ~ B&H Ltd transfer on front rail. Xtra can cap on pre-amp. Chrome drawbars
Peter Jones Launceston Cornwall   England AB 0017 ~ 230v 50 cycles UK ~ Originally in the CofE church in Ugborough, then purchased for the Seventh Day Adventist Chapel in Plymouth shortly after WWII. Pre-amp has now been renovated. Was originally with a 'tall tone cabinet' (D20?), since disposed of.
Bryan Watts Sudbury Suffolk   England AB 0018   230v 50 cycles UK   Originally from a church in Felixstowe with a Dxx tone cabinet (no longer with it). Bought from Dennis Brown (Tech) Ipswich
C/O John Bunker Liskeard Cornwall   England AB 0026 Model K - serial 334 230v 50 cycles UK   Originally from a theatre in Torquay. Purchased for the chapel shortly after WWII
Brian Nursey Beccles Suffolk NR34 9DW England AB 0031   230v 50 cycles UK   Rheostat box and pre-amp reoved by owner to install vibrato/chorus and AO28. Original manuals retained.
Claude Schmit (Belgium)         AB   2542 115v 50 cycles Belgium 1938 on preamp Date inside pre-amp handwritten 19/5/1938
Tom Petro (USA)         AB (but stamped A)   2530 115v 60 cycles USA 1937 Purchased December 1937 - original receipt
                       
                       
                       
          MODEL BA            
Nathan Wilcox (tech) USA         Model BA Aeolian   9142 115v 60 cycles      
                       
          MODEL BC & variants            
                       
Steve Carter Preston Lancs   England BB ~ 3008 230v 50 cycles UK ~  
Andrew ????       England BB   3005       This Organ was originally in the Hope Methodist Church, Curson Rd Hurst Brook Ashton under Lyne and was inaugurated on 23rd October 1937, On the Closure of the Hope Church it moved 1/4 of a mile along the same road to Hurst Methodist Church. Here it remained for many years until it stopped working.

In the 1990's the organ and pedalboard were due to be skipped and scrapped but were acquired just prior to the building being demolished. A B40 tone cabinet was with it.
Steve Carter Preston Lancs   England BC TBC ~ ~   ~ BC with case re-used to take A100 innards - SC has the BC innards
                       
                       
Steve Carter Preston Lancs   England BC ~ ~   UK ~ TWG only ex- Pete Macmillan
Forrest Radley USA ~ ~   ~ BC ~ 5575 115v 60 cycles USA 1937 Only 2nd owner - First entry on the oil chart on lid of bench: Nov 3, 1937. Also, hand written in pencil on the block of wood supporting the matching transformer is the number: 1307

                       
Tim Bovard (USA) ~ ~   ~ BC ~ 6658 115v 60 cycles USA 1938? (by age list)  
Unknown Unknown ~   ~ BC ~ 4805 230v 50 cycles   1937? For sale Ebay UK Nov 2009 Derby
Unknown Unknown ~   ~ BC 0059 ~     1937? For sale Ebay UK Nov 2009 Edinburgh
Unknown Unknown ~   ~ BC 0068 ~ 230v 50 Cycles UK ~ Sold on Ebay UK Aug 2011. Info stated New to a Methodist Church in 1936 remained in situ since - solid state pre-amp replacement. UPDATE - re-sold on Ebay Jan 2012
Unknown Melton Mowbray     England BC 0070 ~ 230v/50cycles     For sale Ebay Feb 2014 - sold for 912! Been in storage 20 years. Pre-amp still in place.
Unknown Unknown ~   ~ BC 0071 ~   UK ~ Sold on Ebay Aug 2010 with 2x PR40s (earlier tone cabinets had "burnt out"). Installed in church Sept 1937 and never removed until Aug 2010 when it was sold.
Unknown (Ebay) ~ ~   ~ BC 0078 ~   UK ~ Sold on Ebay UK June 09 - chorus genny removed and scanner vibrato and percussion added using what looked like a M100 amp and switches
Steve Carter Preston Lancs   England BC 0086 ~ 230v 50 cycles UK Late 1936? Allegedly early (pre main UK shipping of BCs) ex-Boosey's Demonstrator sold to BBC organist Dudley Savage in 1937
Unknown Unknown ~   ~ BC Unknown ~ ~ UK ~ Sold on Ebay UK
Peter Hammond London England     BC in K case 0106 ~ 230v 50 cycles     K (C) style case with fluted fronts to side panels
Unknown (ebay) Gloucester Glos   England BC 0140         Sold on Ebay June 2013
                       
Ex - Peter Jones (now sold on)       England BC 0183   230v/50cycles UK ~ Bought off Ebay 19th Oct 2012. From Stoke Gabriel, South Devon.
Unknown Unknown ~   ~ BC Unknown[2] ~ ~ UK ~ Sold on Ebay UK Preamp replaced and rheostat box gone (hence no plate) - homebrewed replacements for both! Chorus Genny missing also!
Bevis London ~   England BC (Stamped just B) 0203 ~ 230v 50 cycles UK 1938 Original sales receipt and Guarantee dating sale to 9th Nov 1938
Brian Nursey Beccles Suffolk NR34 9DW England BC 223   230v 50 cycles      
Jon (new owner) Norfolk (was formerly in Chatham)     England BC[3] 236 K278       Sold on Ebay March 2014
Petter Enge       Norway? BC 0267         Bought from UK (now in Norway) - Model BC case bearing B&H plate, but original innards replaced with 110v C2 innards.
Unknown Unknown ~   ~ BC in K case 0315 (B&H Model BC) 320 Hammond (Model K) 230v 50 cycles UK ~ Sold on Ebay UK. Installed in church August 1940. Dedication plate from Church gives a date of August 1941
                       
  ~ ~   ~ MODEL D   ~ ~   ~ ~
Nathan Wilcox (tech) USA ~ ~   ~ D ~ 5362 ~   ~ Matching transformer 1893
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  ~ ~   ~ MODEL E & KE   ~ ~   ~ ~
                       
Rien ~ ~   Netherlands E (KE) 0052 1090 Hammond Model KE ~ UK 1937? Bought (and sold) by Cuthbertson & Co in Glasgow in - probably 1937.
David Pinnegar ~ ~   ~ E (KE) 0078 1121 Hammond (Model KE !) ~ UK ~ Supplied to Charterhouse School in Godalming for the founder's chapel
Ebay UK ~ ~   ~ E 0082 1125   UK ~ ~
Ebay UK Henley-on Thames     England E (KE) 0092 1140 230v 50 cycles UK   On Ebay Jan 2015 with pedals - not working. With pedals (no bench) and PR40
Franz Strommer ~ ~   Austria E (LaFleur) 0097 ~   UK 1937? First sold to Southwark Cathdral 1937. Subsequently became famous organist, Frieda Hall's LaFleur Hammond.
Bryan Watts Suffolk     England   0100 (B&H Model E) 1161 (Hammond Model KE) 230v 50 cycles UK   Ebay sale from Redpiano sam Nov 2013
Ian King ~ ~   ~ E ? 8032 ~   1938 Formerly installed in Canterbury Cathedral 1939 - made 1938 according to Hammond Age Determination List. Apparently no B&H plate but no full back pic available. Sold to Dresden, Germany. Note from Stan Curtis: Some years ago I spoke to a clergyman who knew the history of this organ. It was originally supplied on loan to cover whilst the pipe organ was repaired; a process that took some time. It was not generally liked because of the lack of upper harmonics. When no longer needed it was parked in a corner for many years because Boosey & Hawkes (the UK Hammond distributor) didn't seem interested in collecting it. Eventually it was sold on.
The Science Museum London     UK E (LaFleur) ? 8282   UK   On exhibition - Making the Modern World Gallery - July 2012. info from Science Museum
Tim Bovard (USA) ~ ~   ~ E ~ 8633   USA 1940 (by age list 33%) ~
Nathan Wilcox (tech) USA ~ ~   ~ E ~ 8638   USA ~ ~
Bryan Watts Sudbury Suffolk   England K none 379 (Hammond plate) 230v 50 cycles UK   Went on fire in a church and the remains rescued and used for parts - now split up

[1]
Peter Jones:
Date on TWG in pencil is 19th Nov 1936
[2]
Peter Jones:
Plate missing
[3]
Peter Jones:
BC in K case (C3 style)