The Evangelical Lutheran Church of The Holy Trinity (ELCA) East Mifflin & South Duke Streets Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA LL: N 40.03751, W 76.30303
Trinity Lutheran Church 31 South Duke Street Lancaster, PA 17602-3593 T: (717)397-2734 F: (717)397-2159 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Original octave removed after one bell cracked. Present octave cast by Naylor, Vickers & Co., Sheffield, England, in 1860 and installed in 1861; they are made of E. Riepe's patent cast steel, and bear conventional bead lines and inscriptions (including serial numbers). The flat 7th, added to the chime some years later, was cast for this church by Lester & Pack in 1768. Chimestand keys are shaped like flat paddles, and all are identical, so it probably was made locally when flat 7th was added; original action may have been a taut-rope rack. Tenor formerly swung.
Traditional chime (chimestand) of 9 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is E in the middle octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: E E / NONE There is one added semitone The instrument was enlarged in 18** with 1 bell made by Whitechapel in 1768 Prior history: In 1860, the instrument was begun with 8 bells by the maker cited in Remarks above (8 bells remain from that work.) In 1853, a complete instrument was installed with 8 bells made by Jones (0 bells remain from that work.) Year of latest technical information source is 2002
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Where this initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
This being the only known chime by Naylor, Vickers & Co., there is no foundry index page.
Since the Whitechapel bell was not made for (or after) this chime, it does not appear in that foundry index.
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 (1860).
Index to all tower bell instruments in PA.
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