PHILADELPHIA - LHG : USA - PA

   Harrison Bell Tower

*Location:

   The Lutheran Home at Germantown (ELCA)
   6950 Germantown Avenue
   Mt.Airy,
     Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.05569, W 75.18811
*Original Location (1930-1973):
   St.Michael's and Zion Evangelical
     Lutheran Church
   238 North Franklin Street
   (Franklin Square)
   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Rev. Gary Kull, Superintendent-Pastor
   The Lutheran Home of Germantown
   6950 Germantown Avenue
   Philadelphia, PA  19119
   T: (215)848-3306   F: (215)951-4328
   E: Webform, www.germantownhome.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original bells cast in 1930 by Franz
   Schilling Söhne, Apolda, Germany;
   6 or 7 lost before relocation.
*Previously listed as
   PHILADELPHIA - STMZ
   while a chime.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 28 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C F   /    NONE  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 1980
     with 11 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1930, the instrument was begun with 24 bells
       by Schilling   
       (17 bells remain from that work.)
   Year of latest technical information source is 1994
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

On the Home's Website, a photo of part of the bell tower appears on the left side of all pages.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Schilling bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in PA.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 16-Aug-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/06/30
   and on technical data last updated on 1996/07/17


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