First [English] Lutheran Church (ELCA) West 1st & North Wilkinson Streets Dayton, Ohio, USA LL: N 39.76188, W 84.19509*Former Location (1868-1907):
Main Street, between 4th & 5th Streets
First Lutheran Church 138 West First Street Dayton, OH 45402-1101 T: (937)222-7848 F: (937)222-7888 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rung before 10am service, and for weddings, funerals & special events. Will be played for 100th anniversary of the first service in the building (10 Sep 06) and for the 100th Anniver- sary of the Dedication of the Church (2 Dec 07).
Original bells from Niles Works, Cincinnati, dated 1868 (one mid), 1869 (3 basses and one mid) or undated (mid and 2 trebles), with added semitone of flat 7th plus anonymous treble (probably a Vanduzen recasting of a Niles bell); Vanduzen added treble and sharp 4th, with chimestand which remains in tower, disconnected. Original chime may have been 10 bells, including an older single bell; if so, one of the 1907 Vanduzen bells must be a recasting of it.
Electric-keyboard chime of 11 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D in the middle octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: D E / NONE There are two added semitones The instrument was enlarged in 1907 with bells made by Vanduzen Prior history: In 1869, the instrument was begun with 9 bells by the maker cited in Remarks above Year of latest technical information source is 1996
A photo of the 1907 Vanduzen chimestand shows typical hold-down swivels, one between the natural 4th and sharp 4th, the other between the flat 7th and natural 7th.
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Vanduzen 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.
Why this chime was a milestone in North American chime history (1869).
Index to all tower bell instruments in OH.
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