Robert F. Gellerman
|"Fritz" Gellerman's interest
in reed organs began with an antiquing expedition which produced a Beatty "Golden
Tongue" organ with twenty-one stops and a walnut case badly in need of restoration.
Finding a lack of readily available information on the origins of these instruments, he
began to research the historical materials stored in the Library of Congress, the
Smithsonian Institution and the Patent Office in Washington, D. C. The books listed above
were the eventual result.
Mr. Gellerman was born
in Cloquet, Minnesota in 1928, attended schools there and was graduated from the
University of Minnesota in Electrical Engineering in 1956. Since that time in his work as
a communications engineer he has traveled extensively, mostly in Latin America, and lived
for a number of years in El Salvador, Panama, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.