Ingersoll Tower Episcopal Church of the Messiah DeKalb Pike (U.S.Hwy. 202) at Plymouth Road Gwynedd, Pennsylvania, USA LL: N 40.19961, W 75.25674
Church of the Messiah *parcel: 1001 Dekalb Pike Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002 *postal: PO Box 127 Gwynedd, PA 19436-0127 T: (215)699-9204 F: (215)699-2031 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Original chimestand, never used, has oversized batons instead of pump- handles, and was re-spaced to accommodate the added bells. Added semitones are sharp 4th and flat 7th.
Traditional chime (chimestand) of 14 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is G in the middle octave Transposition is unknown Keyboard range: ---- / ---- There are two added semitones The instrument was enlarged in 1981 with bells made by Petit & Fritsen Prior history: In 1929, the instrument was begun with 11 bells by Meneely/Wvlt Year of latest technical information source is 1992
An architectural project page for the enlargement of the building has two exterior photos which show the tower, plus two elevation renderings. The building was constructed in 1871; the bell tower was added in 1926 as a memorial.
A photo of the church, courtesy of Marietta Douglas.
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the
Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen 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 PA.
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