LANCASTER - 2 : USA - OH

*Location:

   First United Methodist Church
   East Wheeling & North High Streets
   Lancaster, Ohio, USA
   LL: N 39.71507, W 82.59931
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   First Methodist Church
   163 East Wheeling Street
   Lancaster, OH  43130-3797
   T: (740)653-3330   F: (740)653-4983
   E: church@lancasterfumc.org

*Schedule:

   Daily except Sunday, 0845, 1145, 1545;
   Sunday 1030, 1050, 1545, 1745.

*Remarks:

   Replaces a 1924 set of Deagan tower tubes
   (removed, now for sale through Chime
   Master Systems; "- 1"); hung on the
   Deagan frame, with space to add 13
   bells in future.  Keyboard and controller
   in side hall NW of sanctuary.  Also in
   tower (disused, at mid level) is a
   large 1849 Meneely/WestTroy bell.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the itty-bitty octave
   Transposition is up two octaves
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 2008
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1924, a complete instrument was installed
       with 10 tubular bells made by Deagan      
       (0 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

[The initial phase of this work being composed of tubular bells, it was not indexed on the GCNA Website.  See the corresponding page from the early TowerBells Website.]
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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 OH.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 25-Aug-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/12/31


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