Russ Turner


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Russell Turner Organ Services

Russ Turner opened his own organ repair company in the early 1960s in the early days of the home organ boom. He worked with all of the organ dealers in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for nearly four decades. During this time he also repaired other electronic products with a focus on radios, which he has collected for over 65 years. Russ provided an insightful overview of the Hammond Organ and the Lowrey Organ products beginning in the 1930s as well as the Hammond Clock Company’s innovations that led to producing electronic organs.