CARLISLE : USA - PA

   Todd Memorial Chimes

*Location:

   First United Church of Christ (UCC)
   North Pitt Street at Dickinson Avenue
   Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.20254, W 77.19145
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*Player:

   Alan D. Berlin, Director of Music
   T: (717)787-8524   E: aberlin@pasen.gov

*Contact:

   First United Church of Christ
   *parcel:
     30 North Pitt Street
     Carlisle, PA  17013
   *postal:
     PO Box 576
     Carlisle, PA  17013-0576
   T: (717)243-2512   F: (717)243-5381
   E: oneucc@earthlink.net
      oneucc@1stuccofcarlisle.org
      lschultz@1stuccofcarlisle.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Added semitones sharp 4th, flat 7th.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1930
     with bells made by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992

*Links:

The church Website has a photo gallery of the building in which four views include parts of the tower.  A history page doesn't mention the bells, but does include a photo taken at the time of dedication of Todd Memorial Tower and Chimes (27 Apr 1930).

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.

Why this chime was a milestone in North American chime history (1930).

Index to all tower bell instruments in PA.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 28-Sep-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/24
   and on technical data last updated on 2000/09/09


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