PHILADELPHIA - STMY : USA - PA

*Location:

   St.Mary's-at-the-Cathedral Episcopal
     Church 
   Ridge & Henry Avenues
   Roxborough,
     Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.064, W 75.241
*Original Location (1895-1921):
   St.Matthias Church (now demolished)
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*Contact:

   St.Mary's-at-the-Cathedral Church 
   630 East Cathedral Road 
   Philadelphia, PA  19128-1935 
   T: (215)482-6300   or   825-3387 
   F: (215)984-8617

*Remarks:

   Tenor hung outdoors for display only.
   Remaining bells stored in basement 
   with Ellacombe device and dedication 
   plaque.  There are plans to build a 
   tower and hang the 10 diatonic bells 
   for change ringing.  Added semitones 
   are sharp 4th and flat 7th (as chime).

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1895
     with bells made by Whitechapel 
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991

*Links:

A page of photos and other information (from a change-ringer's viewpoint).

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel 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.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 24-Apr-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/04/16
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/01/30


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