Ocean City Tabernacle
   500 Wesley Avenue
   Ocean City, New Jersey, USA
   LL: N 39.28208, W 74.57087
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*Former Location (1893-1998):

   First Methodist Episcopal Church
   Sixth & Stevens Streets
   Camden, New Jersey, USA
*Original Location (Sept.1893):
   West front
   Congressional Library Building
   Washington, D.C., USA
*Former chimer:
   22 Oct 1893 ded. (identity unclear)


   Ocean City Tabernacle
   500 Wesley Avenue
   Ocean City, NJ  08226-3982
   T: (609)399-1915   F: (609)399-2287
   E: Webform at www.octabernacle.org


   Summer only [resort community]


   Chime was made in 1893 for FMEC, given
   by George Holl as a memorial to his
   parents, whose names are on the bass.
   The church being not yet ready, the
   chime was loaned by McShane to cele-
   brate the centennial of laying the
   cornerstone of the U.S.Capitol.
   (Fortunately, it had one bell for each
   of the 13 colonies.)
   Added semitones are 4#, 5#, 7b.
   First Methodist Church building was
   owned by Cooper Hospital, 1969-98;
   demolished in 2005.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 13 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 1998
     with bells made by McShane in 1893
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1900

The church Website no longer has any information about the bell tower; there used to be a full history with photographic documentation of the present installation.

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 NJ.

   This page was built from the database on 17-Nov-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/11/12
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/01/14

(none available)

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