The OHS Pipe Organ Database

Congregational Church
Ashfield, Massachusetts 01330

OHS Database ID 2995.


Status and Condition

The organ has been altered from the original installation as described here.
The condition of the organ is in not known or has not been reported to the Database.
We received the most recent update on this organ's state and condition September 12, 2006.
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Technical Details

Slider chests. Mechanical key action. Mechanical stop action.

Two manuals. 18 ranks. 1033 pipes.

The organ is in center chambers at the front of the room with visible façade pipes or case front. Traditional style console with a keyboard cover that can be lifted to form a music rack. The organ has an attached keydesk.

Drawknobs in horizontal rows on terraced/stepped jambs. Balanced swell shoes/pedals. Combination Action: Fixed mechanical system. Flat straight pedalboard. Coupler reversible toe studs.

Notes

  • Status Note: There 1996 (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • From R. C. [Blessed Sacrament, Holy Trinity or Sacred Heart?] , Greenfield, MA. Altered. (OHS PC Database. October 30, 2004)
  • Updated through online information from David King. -- Apparently there was originally an 8' Viol or Viola da Gamba on the pedal. It was replaced with a 16' Dulciana during a rebuild in the 1950s. The bellows still has the original leather, and the feeders are present, though not in use. The 33-note facade speaks, being drawn from the Great 8' open and 8' Dulciana. The facade was originally stencilled but has been repainted plain gold. Other than this, the organ is in original shape and full working condition. -- Both manuals are 61-note. Pedalboard is 27 note. (Database Manager. September 12, 2006)

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  • site visit, Feb. 26, 2016
    Ashfield, Massachusetts
    First Congregational Church
    
    Nameplate: Geo. W. Reed  
               Builder
               West Boylston, Mass.
               1903
    
    All stops full compass and independent.
    Oblique ebony knobs on round shanks,Old English script
    N-chest layout
    Compass: 61/27, overhanging keyboards 
    
    
    GREAT
    Gr. Open Diapason        8'  C-e facade
    Gr. Gamba                8'  pungent
    Gr. Melodia              8'  wood, stopped 1-12
    Gr. Dulciana             8'  1-12 facade
    Gr. Octave               4'
    Gr. Flute d'Amour        4'  wood, metal trebles
    Gr. Twelfth          2 2/3'
    Gr. Fifteenth            2'
    
    
    SWELL  enclosed, horizontal shutters; above and behind Great
    
    Sw. Bourdon Treble      16'  wood
    Sw. Bourdon Bass        16'  wood, 1-12, unenclosed
    Sw. Violin Diapason      8'  1-12 stopped wood
    Sw. Salicional           8'  stopped bass
    Sw. Stopped Diapason     8'  wood
    Sw. Aeoline              8'  1-12 stopped
    Sw. Flute Harmonic       4'  harm. from middle-c
    Sw. Violina              4'
    Sw. Oboe                 8'  from tenor-c
    Sw. Bassoon              8'  1-12
    
    PEDAL  two-stop slider chest at rear of organ
    
    Ped. Bourdon            16'  wood
    Ped. Dulciana           16'  1-12 Estey Haskell basses marked "Viol", remainder are
                                   the original Violoncello; installed by Allen Hastings
    
    MECHANICALS
    
    Swell to Great
    Great to Pedal
    Swell to Pedal
    Tremolo (Swell, beater type)
    Blowers Signal
    Dial wind gauge
    
    
    Single-action combinations by foot pedals, disk labels in nameboard:
    
    Forte Great
    Piano Great
    Forte Swell
    Piano Swell
    Reversible (Gr. to Ped.)
    
    
    
    
    
     [Received from Scot Huntington 2016-02-29.]
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