The OHS Pipe Organ Database

First Church of Christ [Federated]
Sandwich, Massachusetts 02563

OHS Database ID 875.

Status and Condition

The state of this organ is unknown to the database, being undocumented or unreported.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
(The last update we received about this organ was on the transfer of data from the OHS PC Database, October 30, 2004.)
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 13 stops. 13 ranks. Manual compass is 58 notes. Pedal compass is 18 notes.

The organ is in a gallery-level case at the rear of the room.


  • Original location unknown. Purchased from 'assignees of Simmons & Willcox' in 1861. Manual compass GGG-f3, lacking GGG# (58 notes), Pedal compass GGGG-C (with GGGG#) 18 notes (12 pipes from GGGG). Reed stop replaced by Gamba early in 20th century. Restored by Ray Doublas c. 1961. Restored by Andover in 1984, #R-263, 2-13. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)

Online Documents

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Church Exterior. Vintage Postcard, courtesy of T. Bradford Willis, DDS (1960s)

Pipe organs in Massachusetts sponsored by Mssrs. Czelusniak et Dugal.

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  • Specification from OHS Archives via Bynum Petty
    Sandwich, Massachusetts
    First Church of Christ [Federated]
    E. & G.G. Hook   1847        2 manuals, 13 stops, 13 ranks
             GREAT: 58 notes, GGG, AAA-f3
          8' Open Diapason            47  metal
          8' Dulciana (TG)            35  metal
          8' Stopped Diapason Bass    25  wood
          8' Stopped Diapason Treble  35  wood & metal
          4' Principal                58  metal
      2 2/3' Twelfth                  58  metal
          2' Fifteenth                58  metal
          4' Flute                    58  wood & metal
          8' Cremona (TC)             42  reeds
             SWELL Treble: 35 notes, TG-f3, enclosed
          8' Open Diapason            35  metal
          8' Stopped Diapason         35  metal
          4' Principal                35  metal
          8' Hautboy                  35  metal
             SWELL Bass: 23 notes, GGG, AAA-F#, unenclosed
          8' Stopped Diapason         23  wood
             PEDAL: 18 notes, GGG-C
          8' Sub Bass                 12  wood
             Swell and Great Coupler
             Pedal Coupler (Great to Pedal)
             Couple Pedals and Swell Bass
             Hitch-down swell pedal
             Forte and Piano Combination Pedals for the Great
             Blow Signal
    [Received from Steven E. Lawson  2015-07-30]
  • Click Here Specification from OHS Archives via Bynum Petty Plain text; will open in a new window or tab.