The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 1186

Builder Identification

Ivoryton, Connecticut, c.1860–after 1878..

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders, revised edition, by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1997). —

    Partner with Samuel M. Comstock in Comstock, Cheney & Co. of Ivoryton, Connecticut, c.1860, keyboards.


    • David Junchen, Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 2 (Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1989), 833.

  • See main entry: Comstock, Cheney & Co.


  • From the OHS Online Organ Database, Builders Listing editor (Hall), February 8, 2017. —

    George A. Cheney was born c.1829; he was an ivory importer and salesman; he became partner with Samuel M. Comstock in 1862, the company became known as Comstock, Cheney & Co. When Comstock died in 1878, George Cheney became head of the company. The firm manufactured ivory keys for piano and organ keyboards.


    • (Essex Historical Society website, "History of Essex, CT" ( accessed Sept 13, 2015).

Database Entries

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