Arthur Chimes


   East tower
   First United Methodist Church
   South Court & Sixth Streets
   Marysville, Ohio, USA
   LL: N 40.23525, W 83.36856
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   Christ Westfall, organist


   First Methodist Church
   207 South Court Street
   Marysville, OH  43040-1546
   T: 937-642-4712




   Original chimestand plays only the
   original 10 bells (including flat 7th),
   via new transmission.  New bells
   (treble and sharp 4th), cast to old
   profiles, have similar sound.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard (from organ) chime of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition (organ) is unknown
   Keyboard range (organ):          ----  /    ----  
   Transposition (chimestand) is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range (chimestand):     F G   /    F A# 4  
   There are two added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1985
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1920, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       by Meneely/Troy
       Transposition was nil (concert pitch)
       Keyboard range was:     F G   /    F A# 4
       There was one added semitone
   Auxiliary mechanisms: C10EW1
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  4 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   12 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  14 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  50%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992

The church Website as no photos, no history, and no mention of these bells.

Where the initial phase of 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  4-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/16
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/09/07

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