Hartupee-Irwin Bells


   First United Methodist Church
   2111 Camino Del Rio South,
     west of Texas Street
   San Diego, California, USA
   LL: N 32.76622, W 117.14270
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   Dr.Stanley M. Wicks,
     Director of Church Music
   T: x135   E:


   First Methodist Church
   2111 Camino Del Rio South
   San Diego, CA  92108-3697
   T: 619-297-4366   F: 619-297-2933


   Before all regular church services;
   frequently for weddings and funerals.


   Electric action operated from organ
   console or remote keyboard in basement.
   Added semitones are minor 3d and its
   octave, minor sixth and flat 7th; but
   natural 7th is missing.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard (from organ) chime of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is down 2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     G C   /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1908, the instrument was begun with 11 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006

The church Website shows the present location of the bells in the upper right corner of the campus map (a PDF download). But they are not pictured on the extensive Virtual Tour, nor are they mentioned anywhere else.

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

   This page was built from the database on  4-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/09/07
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/09/07

(none available)

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