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ALBANY - STP : USA - NY 1875 C chime St.Peter's Episcopal Church CHICAGO - STJCA : USA - IL 1876 C chime James Carter Memorial Chime St.James Episcopal Cathedral (formerly St.James P.E. Church) Philadelphia : USA - PA 1876 - great Independence Hall SAINT LOUIS - PCC : USA - MO 1876 C chime Pilgrim Congregational Church (UCC) MANCHESTER : USA - NH 1878 C chime Governor Frederick Smythe Chimes Brookside Congregational Church (UCC) (was Franklin Street Cong. Church) GAMBIER : USA - OH 1879 F chime Church of the Holy Spirit (College Chapel) Kenyon College TRENTON : USA - NJ 1879 C chime St.Mary's Cathedral (RC) (formerly St.Mary's Church)The chimes above dated 1879 may possibly belong after the following heading; the exact wording of the maker's inscriptions on their bells is not yet known.
BROOKLINE - H : USA - MA 1880 C chime The United Parish in Brookline (ABC/UCC/UMC) (was Harvard Cong. Church) CLEVELAND HEIGHTS - STA : USA - OH 1881* C chime St.Ann's Catholic Church * cast for another site MINNEAPOLIS - STO : USA - MN 1882 C chime Church of St.Olaf (RC) (formerly Church of the Redeemer, Universalist) GENEVA : USA - NY 1884 C chime St.Peter's Memorial Episcopal Church CHAUTAUQUA : USA - NY 1885 F chime Miller Bell Tower Chautauqua Institution MAMARONECK : USA - NY 1885 C chime St.Thomas Episcopal Church MONTGOMERY : USA - AL 1885 C chime St.John's Episcopal Church SALEM : USA - MA 1885 C chime St.Peter's Episcopal Church LYNN : USA - MA 1886 C chime St.Stephen's Memorial Episcopal Church MALONE : USA - NY 1886 F chime Howard Memorial Chimes First Congregational Church (UCC) HAMPTON : USA - VA 1887 C chime The Memorial Church Hampton University (formerly Hampton Institute) HONOLULU - O : USA - HI 1887 C [chime] Orthodox Church LEBANON - CC : USA - PA 1887 F chime Christ Church (Presbyterian/PCUSA) NEW HAVEN - TCG : USA - CT 1887 F chime Trinity Church on the Green (Episcopal) RACINE - STL : USA - WI 1887 C chime St.Luke's Episcopal Church NEWARK - STA : USA - NJ 1888 C chime St.Aloysius' Catholic Church SELMA : USA - AL 1888 F chime St.Paul's Episcopal Church MONTREAL - STJ : CANADA - QU 1889 C chime Church of St.James the Apostle (Anglican) SYRACUSE - SU : USA - NY 1889 F chime Crouse College Chime Crouse College Syracuse University WATERVILLE : USA - NY 1889 C chime Sanger Lodge Masonic Temple AMSTERDAM : USA - NY 1891 F chime St.Mary's RC Church AMSTERDAM : USA - NY 1892 E chime St.Mary's RC Church Chicago : USA - IL 1893 - [great] Columbian Liberty and Peace Bell Columbian Exposition GLEN COVE : USA - NY 1893 C [chime] Pratt Mausoleum PERTH AMBOY : USA - NJ 1893 C chime Simpson United Methodist Church MERIDEN : USA - CT 1894 C chime Holy Word Ministry (was The Unitarian Universalist Church of Meriden, formerly St.Paul Church, Unitarian) BURLINGTON : USA - VT 1895 C chime St.Paul's Episcopal Cathedral NEW YORK - IC : USA - NY 1895 C chime Immaculate Conception RC Church (formerly Grace Chapel, Episcopal) STATEN ISLAND - STJ : USA - NY 1895 C chime St.John's Episcopal Church MINNEAPOLIS - C : USA - MN 1896 F chime Minneapolis City Hall - Hennepin County Courthouse TROY - STPE : USA - NY 1896 C chime St.Peter's Catholic Church HOLYOKE - SH : USA - MA 1897 C chime Our Lady of Guadelupe Church (RC) (was Church of the Sacred Heart) BROCKTON : USA - MA 1898 F chime Mt.Moriah Baptist Church (was First Parish Church, Unitarian) NEW YORK - HTC : USA - NY 1898 C chime The Church of the Holy Trinity (Episc.) CLEVELAND - IC : USA - OH 1899 C chime Immaculate Conception Church (RC) NEWPORT - T : USA - RI 1899 C chime Trinity Episcopal Church PHILADELPHIA - CSTM : USA - PA 1899 C chime Christ Church & St.Michael's (Episcopal) SYRACUSE - SU : USA - NY 1899 I chime Crouse College Chime Crouse College Syracuse University WATERTOWN -- : USA - NY 1899 C chime Trinity Episcopal Church BETHLEHEM - N : USA - PA 1900 C chime Sallie P. Wlibur Memorial Cathedral Church of the Nativity (Episcopal) DOVER : USA - NJ 1900 F chime First Memorial Presbyterian Church WATERTOWN - STJ : USA - MA 1900 C chime St.John's United Methodist Church LITTLE FALLS : USA - NY 1901 F chime Holy Family Parish (formerly St.Mary RC Church) DUNKIRK : USA - NY 1902 C [chime] First Presbyterian Church EASTON : USA - PA 1902 C chime First United Church of Christ (formerly 1st Reformed Church) (originally German Reformed Church) HINSDALE : USA - IL 1902 C chime The Union Church of Hinsdale (UCC) (formerly Congregational Church) LINCOLN - STP : USA - NE 1902 C chime McKinley Memorial Chime St.Paul United Methodist Church MIDDLETOWN - HT : USA - CT 1902 C chime Church of the Holy Trinity (Episcopal)Some of the five chimes above dated 1902 may belong after the following heading; the exact wording of the maker's inscription on their bells is not known.
CONEY ISLAND : USA - NY 1902 C [chime] Steeplechase Park moved in 1909 to BROOKLYN - OLS : USA - NY C [chime] Our Lady of Solace Catholic Church FAIRHAVEN : USA - MA 1903 C chime Memorial Unitarian Church (originally Rogers Memorial Church) TAUNTON - W : USA - MA 1903 C [chime] Winslow Congregational Church (now Baptist Church of All Nations) DENVER - OMS : USA - CO 1904 C chime Christ the King Chapel (RC) (was Chapel of Our Merciful Saviour (Episc.)) NEW YORK - STJ : USA - NY 1904 C [chime] St.John's Catholic Church WILLIAMSTOWN : USA - MA 1904 C chime Thompson Memorial Chapel (UCC) Williams College BOULDER : USA - CO 1905 C chime St.John Episcopal Church BROOKLYN - STTE : USA - NY 1905 C chime St.Teresa of Avila Catholic Church PORTLAND - T : USA - OR 1905 C chime Trinity Episcopal Cathedral (formerly Trinity Church) WESTERLY : USA - RI 1905 C chime Milner Memorial Chimes Christ Episcopal Church ALBANY - STJ : USA - NY 1906 C chime St.Joseph's RC Church LOWELL - STP : USA - MA 1906 C chime St.Patrick's RC Church RICHMOND : USA - IN 1906 F chime Reid Memorial United Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) WAPPINGERS FALLS : USA - NY 1906 C chime Zion Episcopal Church BOSTON - FCC/2 : USA - MA 1907 F chime West tower First Church of Christ, Scientist NORTH ATTLEBORO : USA - MA 1907 C chime St.Mary of the Immaculate Conception RC Church PITTSBURGH - CC : USA - PA 1907 C chime Calvary Episcopal Church HOUSTON - STP/1 : USA - TX 1908 C chime Martin Milford Jones Memorial Upper belfry St.Paul's United Methodist Church NEW LONDON : USA - CT 1908 C chime Second Congregational Church of New London (UCC) ROME - FB : USA - NY 1908 C chime 1st Baptist Church (ABC) NEW YORK - TC/1 : USA - NY 1909 I chime Trinity Parish Church (Episcopal) (sometimes called Holy Trinity) BROOKLYN - STP : USA - NY 1910 C chime St.Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church (ELCA; was once called 1st Ger.Ev.Luth. St.Peter's Church) COLUMBUS - TC : USA - OH 1910 C chime Trinity Chime All Saints' Tower Trinity Church (Episcopal) TROY - STJOH : USA - NY 1911 R chime St.John's Episcopal Church BROOKLYN - RDC : USA - NY 1913 C chime Reformed Church of Flatbush (RCA) (originally Reformed Dutch Church) GREENWICH : USA - CT 1913 F chime Christ Episcopal Church NIAGARA FALLS - NU : USA - NY 1913 C [chime] Niagara University (formerly DeVeaux School) SPRINGFIELD -- CT : USA - MA 1913 C chime Clock Tower HARTFORD - STJ : USA - CT 1914 C (chime) St.Joseph's Cathedral (RC) MONTREAL - NDA : CANADA - QU 1914*C chime Église Notre Dame d'Anjou * made for another location HUNTINGTON : USA - IN 1915 C chime First M.E. Church LA MIRADA : USA - CA 1915 C [chime] Bible Institute Los Angeles LEXINGTON : USA - KY 1915 C chime Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) PRINCETON - T : USA - NJ 1915 F chime Trinity Episcopal Church BEREA - 1 : USA - KY 1917 C chime William Goodell Frost Memorial Chimes Phelps Stokes Chapel Berea College NORFOLK - F : USA - VA 1917 C chime Freemason Street Baptist Church EDGEWOOD : USA - RI 1918 C chime Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration BANGOR : USA - ME 1919 C chime First Universalist Church NORTHAMPTON - 1 : USA - MA 1919 F trad* Dorothea Carlile Carillon College Hall Tower Smith College WEST POINT : USA - NY 1919 C chime The Cadet Chapel United States Military Academy AKRON : USA - OH 1920 C chime North Clock Tower Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company BENTON HARBOR : USA - MI 1920 F chime First Congregational Church (UCC) BUFFALO - A : USA - NY 1920 C chime Assumption of the BVM Catholic Church (was Assumption Polish Cath. Church) ENGLEWOOD : USA - NJ 1920 C chime St.Cecilia's RC Church FORT WAYNE - FP : USA - IN 1920 C chime First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) MARYSVILLE : USA - OH 1920 F chime Arthur Chimes First United Methodist Church TROY - STJOS : USA - NY 1920 C chime St.Joseph Catholic Church ATLANTIC CITY - FP : USA - NJ 1921 C chime First United Presbyterian Church COLUMBUS - KA : USA - OH 1921 C chime King Avenue United Methodist Church DAVENPORT - P/1 : USA - IA 1921 C chime Palmer College (formerly School) of Chiropractic DULUTH : USA - MN 1921 C [chime] First Methodist Church HALIFAX - UM : CANADA - NS 1921 C chime The Halifax Explosion Memorial Bell Tower Fort Needham Memorial Park - and - The United Memorial Church JOHNSTOWN : USA - NY 1921 C chime 1st Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) OWEGO : USA - NY 1921 C chime St.Paul's Episcopal Church PLYMOUTH : USA - MA 1921 C chime Christ Episcopal Church STATEN ISLAND - STP : USA - NY 1921 C chime St.Peter's Catholic Church AURORA : USA - NY 1922 C chime Main Hall Wells College JERSEY CITY - STPT : USA - NJ 1922 C chime St.Patrick's Catholic Church MARIETTA : USA - OH 1922 C chime North tower First Congregational Church (UCC) PROVIDENCE - STMAT : USA - RI 1922 C chime St.Martin's Episcopal Church SEWICKLEY : USA - PA 1922 F chime St.Stephen's Episcopal Church (ACNA) BRONX - STPE : USA - NY 1923 C chime St.Peter's Episcopal Church GLOVERSVILLE - FC : USA - NY 1923 C chime First Congregational Church (UCC) PROCTOR : USA - VT 1923 C chime Union Church of Proctor WATERFORD : USA - NY 1923 C chime The Kavanaugh Chime Grace Episcopal Church WINSTED : USA - CT 1923 C chime St.Joseph's RC Church CINCINNATI - USPC : USA - OH 1924 C [chime] U.S. Playing Card Company GRANVILLE : USA - OH 1924 F chime Swasey Chapel Denison University MINNEAPOLIS - C : USA - MN 1924 I chime Minneapolis City Hall - Hennepin County Courthouse BRAINTREE : USA - MA 1925 C [chime] First Congregational Church (NACCC) JERSEY CITY - STJ : USA - NJ 1925 C chime St.John the Baptist RC Church MANCHESTER : USA - CT 1925 C chime South United Methodist Church NEW YORK - G : USA - NY 1925 E chime Grace Episcopal Church SAINT ALBANS : USA - VT 1925 C chime St.Luke's Episcopal Church TROY - STPA : USA - NY 1925 C chime St.Patrick's Catholic Church WALLINGFORD - C : USA - CT 1925 C chime Seymour St.John Chapel (was Choate Chapel) Choate Rosemary Hall (formerly Choate School) CANTON : USA - NY 1926 C chime Gunnison Memorial Chapel St.Lawrence University CHAPPAQUA : USA - NY 1926 C chime Episcopal Church of St.Mary the Virgin DETROIT - HR : USA - MI 1926 C chime Holy Redeemer RC Church MEDFORD - TU : USA - MA 1926 F non-trad* Bowen-Tilton Memorial Carillon Goddard Chapel Tufts University SAINT PETERSBURG : USA - FL 1926 F chime First United Methodist Church SPARTANBURG - A : USA - SC 1926 C chime Episcopal Church of the Advent BALA-CYNWYD - CC : USA - PA 1927 C chime Podowon Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) (was Presby. Church of the Covenant BENTON HARBOR : USA - MI 1927 E chime First Congregational Church (UCC) ELIZABETHTOWN : USA - PA 1927 E chime John S. Sell Memorial Chapel Masonic Village at Elizabethtown HOLYOKE - HC : USA - MA 1927 C chime Holy Cross Catholic Church LITTLE FALLS : USA - NY 1927 E chime Holy Family Parish (formerly St.Mary RC Church) COHOES - STA : USA - NY 1928 F chime St.Agnes RC Church FLINT - FP : USA - MI 1928 C chime First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) HANOVER : USA - NH 1928 F chime Baker Memorial Library Dartmouth College NEWARK - SHC : USA - NJ 1928 C chime Sacred Heart RC Church (Vailsburg) PORT JERVIS : USA - NY 1928 C chime The Memorial Chimes Deerpark Reformed Church (RCA) SPRINGFIELD - IC : USA - IL 1928 C chime Immaculate Conception Cathedral (RC) ATLANTA - OU : USA - GA 1929 F non-trad* Lupton Hall Oglethorpe University BROOKLYN - STBR : USA - NY 1929 C chime St.Brigid's Catholic Church BRYN MAWR - R : USA - PA 1929 F chime Church of the Redeemer (Episcopal) GALVESTON : USA - TX 1929 C chime Trinity Episcopal Church HANOVER : USA - NH 1929 I chime Baker Memorial Library Dartmouth College ALSTEAD : USA - NH 1930 C chime Vilas Pool Recreational Area (former estate of Chas. N. Vilas) AMARILLO - FB : USA - TX 1930 C chime First Baptist Church (SBC) BETHLEHEM : USA - OH 1930 C [chime] Ivie Memorial Chapel of the Messiah OLD GREENWICH - FC : USA - CT 1930 C chime The Robert Stewart Memorial Chimes First Congregational Church of Greenwich (UCC) PAWTUCKET - STP : USA - RI 1930 C chime St.Paul's Episcopal Church CHAPEL HILL : USA - NC 1931 F chime Morehead-Patterson Bell Tower University of North Carolina DENVER - CCB : USA - CO 1932 F clock/chime City & County Building Civic Center COHOES - STA : USA - NY 1934 E chime St.Agnes RC Church BROOKLYN - BSC : USA - NY 1936 C chime Blessed Sacrament RC Church AMHERST - UM : USA - MA 1937 F (chime) Old Chapel University of Massachusetts BOSTON - FCC/2 : USA - MA 1937 I chime West tower First Church of Christ, Scientist CLINTON : USA - TN 1937 C chime Anderson County Courthouse SCARBOROUGH : USA - NY 1937 C chime St.Mary's Episcopal Church BAR HARBOR : USA - ME 1938 C chime St.Saviour's Episcopal Church SELMA : USA - AL 1938 F chime St.Paul's Episcopal Church PROVIDENCE - STMI : USA - RI 1939 C chime St.Michael the Archangel RC Church GLOVERSVILLE - OLMC : USA - NY 1940 C chime Our Lady of Mt.Carmel Church (RC) NORMAL : USA - IL 1940 C [chime] Van Leer estate (now Immanuel Bible Foundation) GAMBIER : USA - OH 1941 E chime Church of the Holy Spirit (College Chapel) Kenyon College DAYTON - D : USA - OH 1942 F trad* Deeds Carillon Deeds Memorial Tower Carillon Historical Park MILFORD : USA - NH 1942 C chime First Congregational Church (UCC) TOLEDO - T : USA - OH 1943 C chime Trinity Episcopal Church JIM THORPE : USA - PA 1947 E chime Episcopal Parish of St.Mark & St.John (formerly St.Mark's Church) city previously named MAUCH CHUNK RUTLAND : USA - VT 1947 F chime Grace Congregational Church (UCC) SEWICKLEY : USA - PA 1949 E chime St.Stephen's Episcopal Church (ACNA) BOSTON - FCC/2 : USA - MA 1950 E chime West tower First Church of Christ, Scientist DENVER - CCB : USA - CO 1950 E chime City & County Building Civic Center NEW HAVEN - TCG : USA - CT 1951 E chime Trinity Church on the Green (Episcopal)
foundry begun by his father and operated by his brothers. The names used by this firm are shown above, along with the years in which they are believed to have been used. The two Meneely foundries had no connection other than the blood relationships of their principals. They competed vigorously (and sometimes bitterly) with each other throughout their dual existence.
George Hazard Kimberly was related to the Meneely family through his sister's marriage to Clinton's oldest brother, Edwin A. Meneely. The Meneely & Kimberly foundry was located on the east side of River Street, between Washington and Adams. This was the third bellfoundry in Troy, and was located less than a block from the Jones foundry, which was then being operated by Octavous Jones. Meneely & Kimberly cast their first bell in January 1871, and shipped it to the Catholic Church of St.John the Evangelist, Spencerport, NY. The last bell from the foundry was shipped to St.Martin's College, Olympia, WA, in April 1951. This foundry is one of a very few for which production records have survived. In this case, they are apparently complete (though only in abbreviated form), and we have done a superficial statistical analysis, which is available here.
The interconnections between the Meneelys and their partners and the several Hanks bellfounders and industrialists are shown in a different manner on a Hanks genealogy page.
Video (Part 1, 9:47) of work at the Meneely bellfoundry. Video (Part 2, 9:10) of hoisting a bell into the tower, playing a chime, blacksmithing, making small navy bells, a chime in steel frame, electric swinger, clock hammer, playing via chimestand, and playing via electric keyboard. Both videos were posted by Dan Meneely, a descendant of the Troy Meneelys.
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