RUTLAND : USA - VT

*Location:

   Grace Congregational Church (UCC)
   Court Street, between Center
     and West Streets
   Rutland, Vermont, USA
   LL: N 43.60765, W 72.97525
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*Player:

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*Contact:

   Grace Congregational Church
   8 Court Street
   Rutland, VT  05701-4059
   T: (802)775-4301   F: (802)747-3288
   E: graceucc@sover.net
      graceucc@gracechurchvt.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   One bell recast after cracking--not
   known whether tenor or treble.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection 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.
   1 bells were recast or replaced in 1973
     by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1947, the instrument was begun with 11 bells
       by Meneely/Troy
       (10 bells remain from that work.)
   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 church Website opens with a photo of the building plus a rotating series of photos that includes two of the building and one of the bells.  But the bells are not mentioned anywhere.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) 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.

Why this chime was a milestone in North American chime history (1947).

Index to all tower bell instruments in VT.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/12/27
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/06/06


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