NEW BEDFORD - STL : USA - MA

*Location:

   St.Lawrence Martyr RC Church
   County and Hillman Streets
   New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
   LL: N 41.63919, W 70.93142
Site locator map

*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Save The Bells, Inc.
   c/o New Bedford Credit Union
   1150 Purchase Street
   New Bedford, MA  02740
   T: (508)994-6546
   E: Webform @ nbcu4u.com
   - or -
   Suzanne Sullivan
   443 Dana Farms
   Fairhaven, MA  02719
   T: (508)525-0660
   E: zuzanna001@yahoo.com

*Schedule:

   Were regularly played before sale

*Remarks:

   Added semitones are sharp 4th, flat 7th
   and sharp octave.
   Bells sold by pastor c.2018, bought
   back by Suzanne Sullivan; plans for
   installation in Clasky Common Park.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are three added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1888
     with bells made by McShane     
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1993
*Links:

News article (1 Jan 2020) with a progress report on fundraising for these bells, with a photo gallery from when the bells were removed from the tower.

News article (18Ap2019) about plans for these bells.  A video (18:09) is actually a radio transcript under a photo of one bell.

The church Website has a photo of the building on the cover of the PDF newsletter.  But the bells are not mentioned anywhere.

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.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 18-Jan-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/01/14
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/01/14
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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