PHILADELPHIA - STT : USA - PA

*Location:

   St.Timothy's Episcopal Church
   Ridge Avenue at Jamestown Street
   Roxborough,
     Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.02770, W 75.21030
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*Player:

   James E. Massey
   406 Henley Court
   Doylestown, PA  18901-2508
   T: (215)348-8456
   E: massey52@juno.com

*Contact:

   St.Timothy's Church
   5720 Ridge Avenue
   Philadelphia, PA  19128-1734
   T: (215)483-1529   F: (215)483-4476
   E: sainttimothys@comcast.net

*Schedule:

   Sunday before 0800 and 1030 services;
   also for most special services.

*Remarks:

   Original semitone was flat 7th; when
   sharp 4th and treble were added, an
   independent electric action (with
   keyboard transposing to C) was also
   installed.  Both actions renovated by
   by McShane in early 2002.

*Technical data:

   Chime with Ellacombe stand of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     F A   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1959
     with  2 bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1897, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The Ellacombe stand being played by the present chimer (photo by his son).  Notice the two odd-sized pulleys, which were added when the chime was enlarged.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen 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  6-Jan-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/01/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/02/13


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