OWEGO : USA - NY

*Location:

   St.Paul's Episcopal Church
   East Main Street at Liberty Street
     (on NY Route 17C)
   Owego, New York, USA
   LL: N 42.10275, W 76.26471
*Access:
   Vertical ladder 15' from
   main floor to chimestand floor.
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*Player:

   Joanne Hickey
   2386 State Rte.17C
   Owego, NY  13827-4912
   T: (607)687-5864

*Contact:

   St.Paul's Church
   117 Main Street
   Owego, NY  13827-1587
   T: (607)687-2830   F: (607)687-2570
   E: spcowego2@verizon.net

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Action reworked in late 1990s, with
   new transmissions wires and added return
   springs.  Tenor has tolling hammer
   ringable from ground floor.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     F G   /    F A# 4
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1921
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   Year of latest technical information source is 1921

*Links:

The new church Website opens with a photo of the building; the chime in its open frame is clearly visible on top of the bell tower.  But there is no history of the parish, and no mention of these bells.

A town page about the church has contact information (and lots of capital letters), but no photo or history.

A Wikipedia article has a clickable photo of the building and its unusual bell tower.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) 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 NY.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 29-Aug-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/08/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/08/28


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