The OHS Pipe Organ Database

BuilderID 5419

Builder Identification

Reading, Massachusetts, 1847-1924; succeeded by Dennison Organ Pipe Co.

Additional Notes

  • From the OHS PC Database, derived from A Guide to North American Organbuilders by David H. Fox (Organ Historical Society, 1991). -

    Established by Samuel Pierce in Reading, Massachusetts, 1847; incorporated 1897; wood pipes; acquired Charles W. Griffiths firm of Reading, Massachusetts, 1899; acquired Edwin B. Hedges firm of Westfield, Massachusetts, by merger, 1919; succeeded by Dennison Organ Pipe Co., 1924.

    Staff: Charles B. Beaudry; Frederick Bolton, Sr.; James H. Bolton; John H. Corrie; William A. Corrie; William S. Dennison; Warren L. Fletcher; Charles W. Griffiths; Edwin B. Hedges Jr.; Albert L. Jones; Herbert E. Kinsley; Stephen P. Kinsley; Charles H. Moor; Frank W. Moulton; Harrison H. Parker; Thomas R. Todd; Joseph G. Webb; Frederick I. White; Edward Wright.


    • Diapason, Aug. 1919, 1.
    • Barbara Owen, The Organ in New England (Raleigh: Sunbury Press, 1979), 409.
    • Piano and Organ Purchaser-s Guide, Purchaser-s Guide to the Music Industries, (published by Music Trades, New York), 1918. 

  • For further information, see: Dennison Organ Pipe Co. (successor company)
  • See also: Charles W. Griffith and Edwin B. Hedges, Jr.

Database Entries

There are no entries in the database that describe organs by Samuel Pierce Organ Pipe Co.

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