First United Methodist Church
     (was First Ev.United Brethren Church)
   South 2nd Street at Smith Avenue
   Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 39.93336, W 77.66021
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   First Methodist Church
   225 South 2nd Street
   Chambersburg, PA  17201-2598
   T: (717)263-8491   F: (717)263-1294




   Added semitone is flat 7th.  Electrifi-
   cation thru now-unusable chimestand.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     E F#  /    ----  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1899
     with bells made by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 2002


The church Website has no photographs, but the origin of the chime is described on the History page.  opens with a photomontage that includes part of the bell tower. A history page mentions the inclusion of the 10-bell chime in the construction of the 4th building (1899), and has a paragraph about their unusual acquisition.

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 PA.


   This page was built from the database on 21-Sep-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/09/17

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