VAN WERT : USA - OH

*Location:

   St.Mark's Lutheran Church (ELCA)
   North Washington Street (US Hwy.127)
     at West Sycamore Street
   Van Wert, Ohio, USA
   LL: N 40.87192, W 84.58324
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   St.Mark's Lutheran Church
   160 West Sycamore Street
   Van Wert, OH  45891-1161
   T: 419-238-6336   F: 419-238-6100
   E: stmarkvw@embarqmail.com
      stmarkvw@stmarkslutheranvw.com
      pwhaggis@embarqmail.com

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D#F   /    ----  
   There is one added semitone
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The whole instrument was installed in 1913
     with bells made by McShane     
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:  70%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1974
*Links:

The church Website has a photo of the building, with bells visible in the bell tower.  But there is no history and no mention of the bells.  Although a news item (June 2023) implies a major project involving the bell tower, there is nothing about that on the church Website.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane 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.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 23-Jul-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/06/22
   and on technical data last updated on 1979/08/07
*Photos:

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