Christ Church (Episcopal) North 2nd Street (American Street) at Church Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA LL: N 39.95070, W 75.14402
1978-99 Douglas Gefvert (C)
Christ Church 20 North American Street Philadelphia, PA 19106-4592 T: (215)922-1695 F: (215)922-3578
The second ring in North America, and site of the first peal rung outside of the United Kingdom (1850). Had a means of playing tunes as early as 1779. Tenor recast in 1835. Now unringable--ringing room floor removed c.1939 to make way for organ pipes; later an alteration of the organ allowed installation of present floor and two-octave keyboard (unused treble keys dropped, but not the unused semitones). Two bells added as memorials of WW II, prior to 1953 when they were recast along with #5 of the original set; last bell added by 1958. Added bells are sharp 4th, flat 7th, and treble (9th). Also a service bell, cast in 1695, swung electrically.
Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 11 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is F in the middle octave Transposition is unknown Keyboard range: ---- / NONE There are two added semitones The instrument was enlarged in 195? with 1 bells made by Paccard Prior history: In 1953, 3 bells were recast or replaced with bells made by an unknown maker (3 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 19??, the instrument was enlarged to 10 bells by an unknown maker (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1835, 1 bells were recast or replaced with bells made by Whitechapel (1 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1754, the instrument was begun with 8 bells made by Whitechapel (6 bells remain from that work.) Auxiliary mechanisms: S1nR8 Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 1994
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