Sidway Memorial Chimes


   St.Paul's Episcopal Church
   West Main Street at 6th Avenue North
   Franklin, Tennessee, USA
   LL: N 35.92372, W 86.87228
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   St.Paul's Episcopal Church
   510 West Main Street
   Franklin, TN  37064
   T: (615)790-0527   F: (615)790-0590


   (None - controls lost)


   Original tower tubes, donated by
   Mrs.Marjorie Sidway as a memorial to
   her husband, were probably connected
   to the organ, which has since been
   replaced.  3-note Deagan clock-chime,
   given by the same donor and installed
   by F.B.Little in Nov.1922, probably
   supplemented the original chime
   but was not actually connected to it.
   Original tubes and controls are gone,
   possibly to a scrap metal drive in
   World War II.  Deagan controls are gone,
   but tubes and motor-generator remain.
   2015: tower restoration in progress;
   clock-chime may also be restored.

*Technical data:

   Clock-chime (without any workable playing mechanism) of 3 tubular bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     NONE  /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was supplemented in 1922
     with  3 tubular bells made by Deagan      
   Prior history:
     In 1917, a complete instrument of 20 tubular bells was installed
       with tubular bells made by an unknown maker
       (0 tubular bells remain from that work.)
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2015
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

NOTE:  Although the Deagan clock-chime was independent of the older chime, it is treated here as an expansion in order to include it in the database, which requires a minimum instrument size of 8 notes.

NOTE:  The donor, Marjorie Standart Sidway (1882-1979), was a first cousin twice removed of Joseph Gardner Standart (1834-1912), who was memorialized by the gift of a tubular tower chime to St.John's Episcopal Church, Detroit, Michigan.  It is not known whether Mrs. Sidway was aware of the memorial to her cousin when she donated the memorial to her husband (Charles A Sidway, 1878-1915), but the similarity of the memorials may be more than just coincidence.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of its maker.

Since what remains is a clock-chime, it is not indexed by size.

Index to all tower tube instruments in TN.
Index to all tower bell instruments in TN.

   This page was built from the database on 20-Sep-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/09/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2015/09/09

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