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*Location:

   1st Baptist Church (ABC)
   West Embargo and North George Streets
   Rome, New York, USA
   LL: N 43.21628, W 75.45888
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*Player:

   Peter Walther, Music Director

*Contact:

   1st Baptist Church
   301 West Embargo Street
   Rome, NY  13440-5086
   T: (315)336-2610
   E: ambaptrome@cnymail.com
   - or -
   Doug Arthur
   T: (315)361-8654
   E: doug.arthur@turningstonecasino.net

*Schedule:

   (Not regularly used.)

*Remarks:

   Added semitone is flat 7th.  Chimestand
   modified with stop bar; transmission
   replaced, but original pulley board
   survives in chimestand room.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D#F   /    D#G# 4
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1908
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   Year of latest technical information source is 2010

*Links:

The old church Website has building photos on the Tour page, but the bells are not mentioned anywhere.  The new church Website has a sketch of the building in the standard page border design, but no photo of the building and no information about these bells.

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  3-Sep-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/08/28


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