West side tower
   First United Methodist Church
   McKinley Avenue at Monroe Street
   Endicott, New York, USA
   LL: N 42.10307, W 76.04429
Site locator map


   John D. Eggleston
   3804 Gates Road
   Vestal, NY  13850-2322
   H: 607-770-7905   W: 607-754-6060


   Pastor Susan Davis
   First Methodist Church
   53 McKinley Avenue
   Endicott, NY  13760-5497
   T: 607-748-7434
   E: pastor/@/firstumcendicott.com




   Added semitones sharp 4th & flat 7th.
   Tenor still swung.
   Nov.2023: Church closed Feb.2023;
   bells removed by Church Services
   Group, but final destination was not

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     E F#  /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1916
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt 
   Auxiliary mechanisms: W1nC  
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  9 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:  50%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2010

News article (Nov.2023) about the now-closed church and the removal of its bells; with a photo of bells on a trailer and the chimestand still in the tower.

Video (1:01) of the last playing of the chime (beware street noise)

News report (Feb.2023) about closure of the church; a photo of the chimestand shows the tenor key disconnected, possibly to allow that bell to be swung.

The church Website has no history, no photo of the building, and no mention of these bells.

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  4-Apr-24
   based on textual data last updated on 2024/03/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2024/02/07

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