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Hammond Organ Company “The Beginning”

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Film Identifier: F.2010-01-0186
Run Time
0h 8m 44s
Format
16mm
Color
Color
Sound
Optical
Date Produced
1972
Abstract
A comedic animation about the invention, or beginnings, of Hammond Organs. The film begins with American engineer and inventor Laurens Hammond as he tinkers with piano parts and electric currents. Hammond perfects his invention by conceiving and creating tone bars or sliding drawbars, which blend tones together and ultimately control the instrument. The film then goes on to describe the initial spread and popularity of Hammond's invention and introduces the evolution of Hammond's organ models and his innovative use of large scale integration. The film ends with a colorful montage of light and illustrations set to organ tones.
Main Credit
Hammond Organ Company (corporate name)
Goldsholl Design & Film Associates (is animator)
The Creative Works, Inc. (is producer)
Additional Credit
Samler, Steven (music)
The Creative Works, Inc. (is writer)
Related Place
United States (production location of)