St.John's Evang. Lutheran Church (ELCA)
   6th & Locust Streets
   Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.03479, W 76.49755
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*Past chimer:
   9Se1928 ded. Franklin L.S. Walter,
     of McShane Co.


   St.John's Church
     616 Locust Street / 23 South 6th St.
     Columbia, PA  17512
     PO Box 391
     Columbia, PA  17512-0391
   T: (717)684-2763   F: (717)684-6281




   Added semitones sharp 4th & flat 7th

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     E F#  /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1928
     with bells made by McShane     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nCW1  
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992

A newspaper article (Lancaster New Era, Wed. 2 May 1928, p2) announced the completion of the chime, played briefly by its installer.  The following week, another article (Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, Monday 10 Sep 1928, Mon, p3) about the dedication of the church included a few mentions of the chime.

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  5-Nov-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/10/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/10/30

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