First Methodist Church
430 West Main Street
Monongahela, PA 15063-2552
T: (724)258-7054 F: (724)258-7059
Tenor originally swung, in center of
frame. Electrified in 1969.
Major tower renovation completed 2013;
unclear if chime benefitted.
Electric-keyboard chime of 11 bells
Pitch of heaviest bell is D in the middle octave
Transposition is unknown
Keyboard range: ---- / ----
The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
The whole instrument was installed in 1925
with bells made by McShane
Auxiliary mechanisms: nCnW1
Tower details not available
Year of latest technical information source is 1992
The church's new Website
opens with a drawing of the church and bell tower
reports on a 4-year $450K renovation of bell tower completed in Nov.2013,
but the accompanying photo shows a few of the chime bells without any clappers or other action,
and the text does not make clear what was done to the chime.
A blogger's article
relates the chime history, but is slightly misleading about the pre-1969 action.
It includes a photo taken in the belfry, showing the swinging tenor low-hung in the center of the frame
rather than on top (as both Meneelys generally did).
There is a link to a video clip (which may not work on all browsers) composed of snapshots.
The sound of the Westminster quarters at the beginning and end of the video is NOT from these bells,
but from an electronic device.