FORT WAYNE - E : USA - IN

   Becker Memorial Chimes

*Location:

   Emmaus Evang. Lutheran Church (LCMS)
   8626 Covington Road
   Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA
   LL: N 41.06064, W 85.25664
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*Former location (1922-2008):
   Broadway at West Creighton Avenue
   LL: N 41.06401, W 85.15264
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*Player:

   Barbara Kanning, Bill Schmidt,
   Mary Barney, and Sherri Lunz

*Contact:

   Emmaus Lutheran Church
   8626 Covington Road
   Fort Wayne, IN  46804-6018
   T: (260)459-7722   F: (260)459-7766
   E: dheeren@emmausfortwayne.org

*Schedule:

   None; bells & keyboard in storage,
   awaiting construction of new tower.

*Remarks:

   Added semitones: sharp 4th & flat 7th.
   Original chimestand and transmission
   removed decades before 1990s.
   Original building on Broadway was
   sold to a school.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D#F   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1922
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992

*Links:

On the church Website, the home page has an architectural rendering of the new building and bell tower, though that doesn't quite match the overhead photography in Google Maps.  The bells are not mentioned, nor is there any history of the previous building.

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 IN.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 14-Sep-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/08
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/09/07


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