OCEAN CITY - T : USA - NJ

*Location:

   Ocean City Tabernacle
   500 Wesley Avenue
   Ocean City, New Jersey, USA
   LL: N 39.28208, W 74.57087
*Former Location (1893-1998):
   First Methodist Church
   Sixth & Stevens Streets
   Camden, New Jersey, USA
*Original Location (Sept.1893):
   West front
   Congressional Library Building
   Washington, D.C., USA
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*Player:

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*Contact:

   Ocean City Tabernacle
   500 Wesley Avenue
   Ocean City, NJ  08226-3982
   T: (609)399-1915   F: (609)399-2287
   E: Webform at www.octabernacle.org

*Schedule:

   Summer only [resort community]

*Remarks:

   Chime was made in 1893 to celebrate
   centennial of the U.S.Capitol (with
   one bell for each of the 13 colonies),
   then purchased for FMC.
   First Methodist Church building was
   owned by Cooper Hospital, 1969-98.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 13 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1998
     with bells made by McShane in 1893     
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001

*Links:

The church Website no longer has any information about the bell tower; there used to be a full history with photographic documentation of the present installation.

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 NJ.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2001/07/27


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