MOUNDSVILLE : USA - WV

*Location:

   Simpson United Methodist Church
     (was First M.E. Church)
   7th Street and Marston Avenue
   Moundsville, West Virginia, USA
   LL: N 39.91858, W 80.74423
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Simpson United Methodist Church
   800 7th Street
   Moundsville, WV  26041-2196
   T: (304)845-5080

*Schedule:

   Rarely played.

*Remarks:

   Added semitone is flat 7th.
   Tenor no longer swings.
   Transmission replaced by Schulmerich,
   reducing key travel, adding assist
   springs for 2 basses and return springs
   for 5 trebles.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     E F#  /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1914
     with bells made by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001

*Links:

The church Website opens with a fine photo of the unusual building and tower.  But there is no history, and no information about the bells.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.

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 WV.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 29-Dec-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/12/27
   and on technical data last updated on 2001/11/09


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