The Kavanaugh Chime


   Grace Episcopal Church
   3d Street near Broad Street (US.Hwy.4)
   Waterford, New York, USA
   LL: N 42.78970, W 73.67868
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   Bruce Lightfoot
   E: lightft@nycap.rr.com


   Grace Church Rectory
   34 3rd Street
   Waterford, NY  12188-2538
   T: (518)237-7370  (rectory)
     or    237-9191  (parish hall)
   F: (518)237-9566
   E: carola@nycap.rr.com




   Church reports that bells were first
   played for Christmas services in 1921,
   in spite of being dated 1922; the
   foundry record date is Feb.21, 1923!
   Electro-pneumatic action by Cavanagh
   Chimes, Oct. 1940; new 2-octave
   keyboard 1961.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1923
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001


The church Website a photo of the building on the home page.  The Photos page includes a slide show of "Our Chimes", taken in the belfry and the mechanical space below the belfry; the basic mechanical action survives in use, though the original chimestand is long gone.  A former "1900s" history page had a paragraph about the chime, a photo of the inscription (dated 1922) on one bell, and a mention of the 1961 work.

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 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/07
   and on technical data last updated on 1994/01/11

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