Yale Memorial Chime


   First Congregational Church
     of Wallingford (UCC)
   South Main and Center Streets
   Wallingford, Connecticut, USA
   LL: N 41.45440, W 72.81872
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   Richard K. Voelker
   E: rvoelker@ftae.com
*Past chimers:
   1962-97 Norman F. Bliss   (A)


   First Congregational Church
   23 South Main Street
   Wallingford, CT  06492-4201
   T: (203)265-1691   F: (203)265-0693
   E: firstchurchwlfd@snet.net




   Added semitones are sharp 4th and
   flat 7th.  New keyboard by Verdin has
   3-octave range.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  4 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The present keyboard was installed in 1974
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1927, the complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.


The church Website opens with a good photo of the building and tower.  But these bells are not mentioned anywhere.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.

Index to North American baton-keyboard chimes.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by weight (pitch).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in CT.


   This page was built from the database on 13-Oct-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/10/10
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/07/17

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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