St.Mary of the Assumption RC Church
   Hampshire Street at Haverhill Street
   Lawrence, Massachusetts, USA
   LL: N 42.70970, W 71.16734
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   Randall (Randy) Cote, Organist
   T: (603)898-1915


   St.Mary's Rectory & Parish Office
   205 Hampshire Street
   Lawrence, MA  01841-3698
   T: (978)685-1111   F: (978)686-5555




   Made by Wm.Blake & Co., Boston, MA;
   added semitones = sharp 4th, minor 6th,
   flat 7th, sharp octave; all have custom
   2010: Re-electrified by Chime Master

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 16 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are four added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1874
     with bells made by Hooper/Blake
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992


The parish Website has a tiny drawing of the building on the home page.  The bells are described in two paragraphs in the midst of a long Parish History page (under About Our Parish).

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Hooper/Blake 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.

Why this chime was a milestone in North American chime history (1874).

Index to all tower bell instruments in MA.


   This page was built from the database on 17-Nov-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/10/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/05/14

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