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inventor , manufacturer

Laurens Hammond, American inventor, manufacturer. Recipient Wetherill medal Franklin Institute, 1940. Holder 110 United States patents. Served as captain, engrs., United States Army, 1917-1919.

Background

Hammond, Laurens was born on January 11, 1895 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Son of William Andrew and Ida Louise (Strong) Hammond.

Education

Mechanical Engineering, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1916.

Career

Founder, Hammond Organ Company, Chairman of the Board to 1960. Founder Hammond Clock Company Inventions include differential mercurial barometer, organ, stereoscopic motion pictures, various stage effects for Ziegfeld, electric clock, parts for guided missiles. Consultant United States Air Corps, 1940-1943.

Membership

Served as captain, engrs., United States Army, 1917-1919.

Connections

Married Mildred Anton-Smith, September 1, 1924 (deceased).; married second, Roxana Scoville, October 25, 1955. Children: Mildred, Margaret.

father:
William Andrew Hammond

mother:
Ida Louise (Strong) Hammond

spouse:
Mildred Anton-Smith

spouse:
Roxana Scoville

child:
Mildred Hammond

child:
Margaret Hammond