Todd Memorial Chimes


   First United Church of Christ (UCC)
   (was First Reformed Church)
   North Pitt Street at Dickinson Avenue
   Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.20254, W 77.19145
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   First United Church of Christ
     30 North Pitt Street
     Carlisle, PA  17013
     PO Box 576
     Carlisle, PA  17013-0576
   T: (717)243-2512   F: (717)243-5381
   E: Webform @




   Donated by Mr.Robert R. Todd;
   added semitones sharp 4th, flat 7th;
   electro-pneumatic roll player supplied.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1930
     with bells made by McShane     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992

The redesigned Website of the church opens with a photo of the building in which the copper-clad belfry is clearly visible; a smaller but more complete version of the same photo is on the Contact page.  But the History no longer mentions anything about the bells, and neither does the Music Ministry page.

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.

Why this chime was a milestone in North American chime history (1930).

Index to all tower bell instruments in PA.

   This page was built from the database on 30-Jan-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/01/27
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/10/30

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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