St.Michael's Episcopal Church
   West 99th Street & Amsterdam Avenue
   New York, New York, USA
   LL: N 40.79617, W 73.96904
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   St.Michael's Episcopal Church
   255 West 99th Street
   New York, NY  10025-5432
   T: 212-222-2700   F: 212-678-5916




   The bell installed in 1994 (to replace
   a cracked 'D' bell) was cast by
   McShane in 1893.  Electrified in early
   2003, but used only for clock tunes.
   Chimestand restored by Taylor in early
   2013.  Timber sub-frame replaced with
   steel under unaltered bell frame.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   1 bells were recast or replaced in 1994
     by McShane     
   Prior history:
     In 1891, the complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
       (9 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2003
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

The church Website has a photo of the building on the History page, but the bells are mentioned only in one of the Rector's newsletters.

A page about the organs has a clickable photo of the building, and mentions this chime.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
(The replacement bell, not being new at the time of its installation, is not indexed by foundry.)

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  5-Dec-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/12/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/06/05

(none available)

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