Hallman Organs

Hallman organs. Product of a division of J.C. Hallman Manufacturing Co of Kitchener, Ont, makers of farm equipment. Coincidental with the founding of the firm in 1941, Jacob C.

Product of a division of J.C. Hallman Manufacturing Co of Kitchener, Ont, makers of farm equipment. Coincidental with the founding of the firm in 1941, Jacob C. Hallman received a patent for his electronic organ, which featured a unique tone generator consisting of an amplified reed picked up electronically. By the late 1960s Hallman had manufactured some 3000 organs in 24 different models, intended mainly for church use. He also built several two- and three-manual custom models. From ca 1964 to 1976, 59 pipe organs were produced, most of them two- or three-manual, small four-rank units with either tracker or direct electric action. In addition to these the company built some single-manual tracker organs, one of which was installed at Acadia University. The largest Hallman organ was built for St John's Church, Shaughnessy, Vancouver, and was a four-manual, 69-rank (including pedal) unit with a separate yet integral single-manual console. The company was sold in 1977 and ceased to make organs.