Christ Church - Glendale (Episcopal)
   Forest & Erie Avenues
   Glendale, Ohio, USA
   LL: N 39.27215, W 84.46598
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   Bryan K. Mock, Organist


   Christ Church
   985 Forest Avenue
   Glendale, OH  45246-4405
   T: (513)771-1544   F: (513)771-5875
   - or -
   Dr. Tyler W. Robertson, Director of Music
     Ministries & Organist
   T: (513)771-1544
   E: tyler.robertson @




   Donated by William Cooper Proctor,
   with Cambridge (Westminster) quarters
   on 9,7,6,2 & hour strike on tenor;
   added semitones sharp 4th & flat 7th;
   #8 (flat 7th) & tenor also swung.
   Original chimestand remains in tower,
   disconnected.  Present chime includes
   original 1879 Meneely/Troy church bell
   as minor third; was at first indepen-
   dent atop chime frame.
   Now an octave and a fifth without
   lowest one and highest two semi-
   tones; 2 octave electric keyboard.
   Rehung on new frame by Verdin in 2020.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 17 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is down 1 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     E B   /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1970
     with  5 bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1915, the complete instrument of 11 bells was installed
       by McShane     
       (11 bells remain from that work.)
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nCnW3 
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2021
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

The church Website has a page about the bells, with two photos of them; some have custom inscriptions (not reported).

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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 OH.

   This page was built from the database on 22-Oct-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/08/15
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/08/15

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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