Immaculate Conception of the Blessed
     Virgin Mary Catholic Church
   West Nepessing Street
     at North Washington Street
   Lapeer, Michigan, USA
   LL: N 43.05192, W 83.31757
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   Immaculate Conception RC Church
   814 West Nepessing Street
   Lapeer, MI  48446-1898
   T: (810)664-8594


   None - disused.


   Bells by The Henry Stuckstede Bell
   Foundry Co., St.Louis, Mo.  3 bells
   (major triad on the tenor) originally
   swung by rope, later by motor (with
   chain drive to replacement wheels), now
   not at all.  Old Verdin tolling
   motors long disused.  Chimestand and
   transmission intact and restorable.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     F G   /    F C  5
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1896
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 2010


The church Website has a photo of the building and its asymmetrical towers, but says nothing about the bells or its history.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the first Stuckstede 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 MI.


   This page was built from the database on  3-Sep-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/08/28

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