The Conklin Memorial Chimes


   Southwest tower
   First United Methodist Church
   North Church and West North Streets
   Decatur, Illinois, USA
   LL: N 39.84423, W 88.95795
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   First Methodist Church
   201 West North Street
   Decatur, IL  62522-2221
   T: (217)423-9711   F: (217)423-5025


   Seldom played because of fears for the
   tower structure.


   Added semitones: flat 7th & sharp 4th.
   Electrified 1960, chimestand removed.
   (Both front towers and the north tower
   are empty.)

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1910
     with bells made by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001


Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.

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 IL.


   This page was built from the database on 31-Dec-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/12/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2001/01/15

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