First Baptist Church of Malden (ABC)
   Main and Salem Streets
   Malden, Massachusetts, USA
   LL: N 42.42755, W 71.06682
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   First Baptist Church
   493 Main Street
   Malden, MA  02148-5168
   T: 781-324-2745




   Replaced a chime of tubular bells
   destroyed by fire (see MALDEN - 1).
   Donated by Alvan Tufts Fuller;
   added semitones sharp 4th & flat 7th.
   Electrified in 1950s; not known
   whether chimestand remains in tower.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is down 1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     F G   /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1915
     with bells made by McShane     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nC    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1997

The church Website has a photo of the building on the home page, but the bells are no longer mentioned anywhere.  Formerly there was a small photo of the building (clickable for a larger version) on the About Us page, and a Guided Tour section containing a page about the bells.

The Boston Globe (Boston, MA, Sat. 03 Jul 1915, Page 3) reported the gift of the new chime.
Memorial page for the donor

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 MA.

   This page was built from the database on 28-Feb-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/01/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/02/12

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