ALLENTOWN : USA - PA

*Location:

   St.John's United Church of Christ (UCC)
   (was St.John's Reformed Church)
   South 6th and West Walnut Streets
   Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.60135, W 75.46920
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*Player:

   Janet Cook

*Contact:

   St.John's Church
   36 South 6th Street
   Allentown, PA  18101-2102
   T: (610)433-0146   F: (610)433-0603
   E: stjohnsucc2@verizon.net

*Schedule:

   Played regularly since 1884,
   Sundays 1032-1047.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     F F   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1884
     with bells made by Jones       
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2002
*Links:

The church Website has no photo of the building.  A history page mentions the acquisition of the chime.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Jones 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.

Why this chime was a milestone in North American chime history (1884).

Index to all tower bell instruments in PA.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 18-Jul-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/06/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/07/20
*Photos:

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