Christ Episcopal Church
   North 5th & Court Streets
   Reading, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.33645, W 75.92800
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   Carolyn Handy
*Former chimer:
   Jun.1874 Prof.P.J.McGoldrick
   1874-?? James Harrison
   1975-2006 Brian W. Holt


   Christ Church
     435 Court Street
     Reading, PA  19601
     PO Box 1094
     Reading, PA  19603-1094
   T: 610-374-8269   F: 610-374-4191




   Memorial to Isaac Eckert (1800-1873),
   the gift of his children;
   church was a cathedral at that time.
   Added semitone is flat 7th.
   Tenor also swings, when disconnected
   from chimestand.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D#F   /    C F  4
   There is one added semitone
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The whole instrument was installed in 1874
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt 
   Auxiliary mechanisms: W1    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2023

The church Website has a photo of the building on the home page, and mentions the chime on the Music page.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) 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  9-Feb-24
   based on textual data last updated on 2024/01/23
   and on technical data last updated on 2024/01/23

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