First Parish Congregational Church (UCC)
   Church Street at Lake Avenue
   Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA
   LL: N 42.50730, W 71.07288
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   First Congregational Church
     1 Church Street
     Wakefield, MA  01880
     P.O.Box M
     Wakefield, MA  01880-0301
   T: (781)245-1644   F: (781)557-1000
   E: fpccx1644@aol.com




   Tower tubes by Deagan, donated by
   Mr. Lloyd J. Thayer of Boston,
   installed by C.J.Lustig.
   Also an 1850 Naylor-Vickers steel bell.
   Original Deagan keyboard sold 1961;
   Deagan roll-player remains.
   Oct'06: to be renovated by Top Rung,
   replacing locally-built electric
   keyboard with a Deagan original.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 16 tubular bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     E G   /    NONE  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1928
     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 photo of the building among the rotating series on the home page, and another on the History page (found under About Us).  The History page does not mention this chime, though it does mention a Revere bell which was in one of the previous buildings, and is now in the town library.  (Curiously, clicking on the later photo does not yield a larger photo, but a different presentation of the same page content.)  Once upon a time, there was also a full page (with photos) about the project to restore this chime; but that seems to have disappeared.

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 MA.
Index to all tower bell instruments in MA.

   This page was built from the database on 30-Nov-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/11/21
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/10/06

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