First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
   5th Avenue at E Street
   San Rafael, California, USA
   LL: N 37.97490, W 122.53325
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   First Presbyterian Church
   1510 - 5th Avenue
   San Rafael, CA  94901-1807
   T: (415)456-6760




   Added semitone is flat 7th.
   Bass bell originally swung.
   The donor of this chime, Robert Dollar,
   also gave McShane chimes to Falkirk,
   Scotland, and San Anselmo, California.
   Rehung in present location at unknown

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There is one added semitone
   The present keyboard was installed in unknown year
     by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1915, the complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by McShane     
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

The church Website used to have on several pages a photo which showed that these old bells have been rehung on a new tower which somewhat resembles an electric power pole.  But there is no history of how they got there.
As of June 2010, there is a page which is apparently intended to describe these bells, but it does not yet have any relevant content.  There still no history of the congregation or its buildings.

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 CA.

   This page was built from the database on 22-Oct-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/08/15
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/08/15

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Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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