North tower
   First Congregational Church (UCC)
   Front Street btwn Putnam & Scammel Sts.
   Marietta, Ohio, USA
   LL: N 39.41558, W 81.45686
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   Several church members


   First Congregational Church
   318 Front Street
   Marietta, OH  45750-2913
   T: (614)373-0741


   For Sunday services;
   occasional summer concerts


   Added semitone is flat 7th.  Completely
   refurbished by Verdin in 2000, when
   towers were rebuilt in place; original
   transmission with shortened stroke.
   South tower contains original
   service bell, details unknown.
   Organized in 1796, this was the first
   church in the Northwest Territory.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     F G   /    F A# 4
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1922
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008

The church Website has a photo of the building, showing the twin towers; the chime is in the one on the left.  Additional photos are on the Virtual Tour page, but there is no mention of the chime.

A news article (July 2023) includes a photo of the chimestand, showing the original wooden rod transmission.

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 OH.

   This page was built from the database on 22-Jun-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/06/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/11/12

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