OIL CITY : USA - PA

*Location:

   Christ Church (Episcopal)
   Central Avenue at West First Street
   Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 41.42841, W 79.71126
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Christ Church
   16 Central Avenue
   Oil City, PA  16301-2734
   T: (814)677-3023   F: (814)676-0105

*Schedule:

   Disused.

*Technical data:

   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 1920
     with bells made by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992

*Links:

The church is pictured on a page about Victorian Gothic architecture in northwestern Pennsylvania.  (The photo is clickable for a fine larger version.)

On a page of images from the postcard era, this church is at the top of the right-hand column; click to enlarge (requires Javascript turned on and popups enabled in your Web browser).

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane 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 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/10/10
   and on technical data last updated on 1993/01/01


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