Watervliet Historical Society
   1st Avenue and 15th Street
     (across from site of original foundry)
   Watervliet, New York, USA
   LL: N 42.72620, W 73.70122 z19
*Former location (2006-13):
   Private estate
   Fulton County, New York, USA
*Original location (1926-2006):
   Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church (ELCA)
   404 Broadway, at South Fourth Street
   Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]
Also see our own Map Use Hints.




   Watervliet Historical Society
     1501 1st Avenue
     Watervliet, NY  12189
     PO Box 246
     Watervliet, NY  12189
   T: (518)272-0715
   E: watervliethistoricsociety@


   On request, by visitors, with hand-held
   rubber mallets.
   Museum open Wed-Sat, 1100-1600.


   Hemispherical bells (chimola); added
   semitones are sharp 4th & flat 7th.
   Bells removed in 2006 by Joe Connors,
   abandoning original electric action
   (long inoperable) in place;
   donated/relocated 2013; now indoors.
   Also here is a 6800# bell from same
   foundry, cast 1906 for St.Patrick's RC
   Church in this city, costing $3500.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is down 1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     E F   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1926
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nI    
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  N/A
     Height of lowest level of bells:    1 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:   2 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:   N/A
   Year of latest technical information source is 2013

A news article has a photo of Gayle Walrath (companion of the late Joe Connors, donor of the chimola) playing the bells.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.

Index to North American chimolas.

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  6-Nov-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/10/22
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/12/19


Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

[TowerBells Home Page] [Site data top page] [Credits and Disclaimers] [Feedback]

Please send comments or questions to csz_stl@swbell.net