EASTON : USA - PA

*Location:

   First United Church of Christ
     (formerly 1st Reformed Church)
     (originally German Reformed Church)
   Church and North 3rd Streets
   Easton, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.69229, W 75.20889
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]  or  Bing Maps
Also see our own Map Use Hints.

*Player:

   Sheila Cooke, Music Director/Organist

*Contact:

   First United Church of Christ
   229 Church St
   Easton, PA  18042-3665
   - or -
   27 North Third Street
   Easton, PA  18042-3642
   T: (610)258-3361
   E: firstucc2@verizon.net

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bourdon supplied in 1876, possibly
   replacing a bell from 1850;
   added semitone is flat 7th.
   Electrified in 1963; parts of original
   mechanical action may remain; tenor
   still swings but no longer has toller;
   2d is no longer the hour strike from
   tower clock above, but hammer remains.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime 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 1902
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy (except for 1)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nC    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012
*Links:

The church Website has a History page with a sketch of the building.  A much more extensive history should be downloadable, but the link does not work.

A downloadable history of the building includes a photograph of it, and mention of the 1850 bell, but stops before installation of the present chime.

Church photo

Building photos from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

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 PA.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  6-Aug-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/07/25
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/03/25
*Photos:

Click
Tower
Click
Among the bells
Click
Maker's inscription

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

[TowerBells Home Page] [Site data top page] [Credits and Disclaimers] [Feedback]

Please send comments or questions to csz_stl@swbell.net