First Congregational Church (UCC)
   East Fulton Street between Fremont
     and North Main Streets
   Gloversville, New York, USA
   LL: N 43.05083, W 74.34385
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   First Congregational Church
   31-33 East Fulton Street
   Gloversville, NY  12078-3210
   T: 518-725-4304
      about/@/uccgloversville DOTorg




   Added semitone is flat 7th.
   Electric keyboard operated chimestand
   through solenoids and pulleys;
   now disconnected
   Freestanding campanile may predate
   present church building.

*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   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The whole instrument was installed in 1923
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy 
   Auxiliary mechanisms: IQ4nW1
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1993

The church Website has two photos of the tower in a rotating series on the home page, but there is no history nor mention of the bells.

News article (5 Nov 2023) on the 100th anniversary of manufacture of the chime. The text is a transcript of the audio track; there is a gallery of 7 photos that includes the tower and one bell with ann unusual tolling hammer. But it conflates Troy and Watervliet foundries.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) 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  9-Feb-24
   based on textual data last updated on 2024/02/07
   and on technical data last updated on 1994/01/11

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