St.John the Baptist RC Church
   Trinity Square
   Broad & Oak Streets
   Plattsburgh, New York, USA
   LL: N 44.69536, W 73.45443
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   St.John's Rectory
   7 Margaret Street
   Plattsburgh, NY  12901-2996
   T: 518-563-0730   F: 518-563-0754




   Donated by Mr.Thomas F. Conway;
   original church bell mounted on top of
   chime frame for independent use;
   original installation had two electric
   keyboards plus chimestand; added
   semitones sharp 4th, minor 6th, flat
   7th and sharp octave.  Original
   electric action removed before 1993.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 18 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in unknown year
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1927, the instrument was begun with 16 bells
       by McShane     
       Transposition was nil (concert pitch)
       Keyboard range was:     D A   /    ----  
       There were four added semitones
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2002

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 NY.

   This page was built from the database on  4-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/09/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/09/30

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