PHILADELPHIA - STMY : USA - PA

*Location:

   St.Mary's-at-the-Cathedral Episcopal
     Church
   Ridge & Henry Avenues
   Roxborough,
     Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.064, W 75.241
*Original location (1895-1921):
   St.Matthias Church (now demolished)
   19th & Wallace Streets
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*Contact:

   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

*Remarks:

   Bought for St.Matthias with a bequest
   from William V. Lippincott as a
   memorial to his wife; first played on
   1 Jan 1896 after dedication service.
   Tenor hung outdoors for display only.
   Remaining bells stored in basement
   with Ellacombe device and dedication
   plaque.  There are plans to build a
   tower and hang the 10 diatonic bells
   for change ringing.  Added semitones
   are sharp 4th and flat 7th (as chime).

*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 
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991
*Links:

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.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 15-Nov-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/11/11
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/01/30
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