Christ Episcopal Church
   Henry Street at Washington Street
   Binghamton, New York, USA
   LL: N 42.10050, W 75.91311
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   Chimer's Guild
   c/o Frank Moore
   416 Torrance Avenue
   Vestal, NY  13850-1333
   T: (607)785-8869
   - or -
   Sue Sarzynski
   6 Lolita Street
   Chenango Bridge, NY  13745
   (mail: Binghamton, NY  13901-1420)
   T: (607)648-3776


   Christ Church
   187 Washington Street
   Binghamton, NY  13901-2789
   T: (607)722-2308   F: (607)722-5714


   Sundays 8 and 10 AM;
   Saturdays at 5:30 PM (Memorial Day
   to LaborDay)


   Added semitones: sharp 4th & flat 7th
   tenor swings.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D#F   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1903
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Auxiliary mechanisms: W1    
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  5 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   12 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  14 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  25%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992

The church Website has a photo of the building.  The History page mentions the gift of these bells.

A news article (Jan'20) mentions the bells, a gift from the Jarvis family, installed in 1904.  Has a photo in the belfry; bells hang on original timber frame, but the transmission has been replaced, with a steel frame and cables.  Two assisting coil springs are visible.  Video (4:01) has photos of the building (current and historic) and shows the chimestand and belfry

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) 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 NY.

   This page was built from the database on 17-Apr-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/04/15
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/09/07

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