DREXEL HILL : USA - PA

*Location:

   Collenbrook United Church (UCC)
   (was Northminster Presb. Ch,
      Federated)
   Township Line and State Roads
     (both U.S. Highway 1)
   Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 39.94670, W 75.32480
*Former Location (1928-57):
   Northminster Presbyterian Church
   35th and Baring Streets
   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Collenbrook United Church
   5290 Township Line Road
   Drexel Hill, PA  19026-4797
   T: (610)789-9590   F: (610)853-6552
   W: info@collenbrook.org

*Schedule:

   Cambridge (Westminster) hour strike
   from noon to 8pm.

*Remarks:

   Oversized baton keyboard in original
   location was junked in the move to the
   present location.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     E C   /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The present keyboard was installed in 1958
     by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1928, the complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The church Website opens with a sketch of the building and low tower.  There is a page about the bell tower and its history.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) 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 PA.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 21-Sep-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2004/08/20


Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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