Van Pelt Chimes


   Trinity Episcopal Church
   Franklin Street at West 6th Street
   Michigan City, Indiana, USA
   LL: N 41.71607, W 86.90093
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   Wolfgang Rübsam, Organist
   E: wrubsam@hotmail.com


   Trinity Episcopal Church
   600 Franklin Square
   Michigan City, IN  46360-3412
   T: (219)874-4355
   E: trinity-church@sbcglobal.net




   Tower tubes by Deagan;
   keyboard beside organ console.
   Note range assumed from Deagan's
   general advertising material.
   Restored in 2011 by locals.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 12 tubular bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     E G   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1930
     with tubular bells made by Deagan      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2003

The church Website has a historic photo of the church on the home page, and a more modern one on the Architecture page.  There is a well-illustrated page about the restoration of the chime, including photos of the tower.

News article about the restoration

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the J.C.Deagan Company.

Ranking among all tower tube instruments by size (number of notes).

Index to all tower tube instruments in IN.
Index to all tower bell instruments in IN.

   This page was built from the database on 19-Aug-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/08/15
   and on technical data last updated on 2004/12/31

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