First Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
   Franklin Street at East Park Avenue
   Waterloo, Iowa, USA
   LL: N 42.50111, W 92.33373
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   First Presbyterian Church
   505 Franklin Street
   Waterloo, IA  50703-3521
   T: 319-233-6145   F: 319-234-4720
   E: info/@/1stpresby DOTorg


   Before Sunday worship services;
   Friday 1200-1230
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters


   Given by Mr.H.A.Maine; bass bell
   inscribed "December 25, 1922", but
   installation and dedication occurred
   in 1923; actual pitch nearly a semitone
   higher than maker's claim.
   Original action hand + electric.
   Original added semitone was flat 7th;
   addition of 1969 is sharp 4th.
   Rehung on steel frame in 1994.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1969
     with  1 bell made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1923, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       by McShane     
       Transposition was nil (concert pitch)
       Keyboard range was:     D E   /    NONE  
       There was one added semitone
   Auxiliary mechanisms: Q4    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2005

The church Website has a colored drawing of the building and tower.  The History page (under "Who We Are") has two photos of the building and tower (current and historical) and mentions the "carillon" bells and clock.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane 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.

Index to all tower bell instruments in IA.

   This page was built from the database on  4-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/01/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/02/12

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