St.Mary's-at-the-Cathedral Episcopal
   Ridge & Henry Avenues
     Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.064, W 75.241
*Original location (1895-1941):
   St.Matthias Episcopal Church
   (now St.Andrew Lithuanian Catholic)
   19th & Wallace Streets
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   St.Mary's-at-the-Cathedral Church
   630 East Cathedral Road
   Philadelphia, PA  19128-1935
   T: (215)482-6300   or   825-3387
   F: (215)984-8617


   Bought for St.Matthias with a bequest
   from William V. Lippincott as a
   memorial to his wife; tenor hung to
   swing, & all played from tautrope rack;
   added semitones sharp 4th & flat 7th;
   first played on 1 Jan 1896 after
   the dedication service.
   Bells sold or given to St.Mary's when
   St.Matthias building was sold,
   though frame remains in place there
   (and now holds a single bell).
   Tenor hung outdoors for display only;
   remaining bells stored in basement
   with Ellacombe device and dedication
   Ringers once mooted the idea (later
   abandoned) to build a tower & hang the
   10 diatonic bells for change ringing.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1895
     with bells made by Whitechapel 
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nL    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991

A page of photos and other information (from a change-ringer's viewpoint).

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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 26-May-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/05/25
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/01/30

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