The image below shows that newspaper item. Its exact origin is unknown, but the combination of internal evidence with where the clipping was found is persuasive in dating it to late 1869.
At right of the image is a transcription of it, with annotations in color
- transcribed information which is thought to be incorrect is in red, and may be footnoted (#n) with an explanation;
- information added is in green; following a year may be a plus sign (+) indicating that the chime was later enlarged, or a letter indicating that the chime was Moved or Replaced or is otherwise Gone.
Chimes of the United StatesThe following list includes all of the chimes of the United States at the present time , arranged in order of the dates of their erection. The first five, and the one at Burlington, N.J., were cast in England; one of the two at Buffalo, N.Y., and that at Notre Dame, Ind., in France, and the remainder in this country.
#1 - The compiler of the listing apparently confused references to the ring of 8 at St.Michael's Church (1764, from England, extant) and the 11-bell chime of St.Philip's Church (cast in 1848, installed in 1850, removed in 1862).
#2 - Actually St.John the Baptist (Catholic) Church
#3 - The compiler of the listing apparently confused references to the small chime of 6 bells at the Church of the Holy Cross (1853-55, weight 4,480 lbs.) and the 9-bell chime installed at Woodside Presbyterian Church in 1869 (weight 6,640 lbs.).
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