St.James Catholic Church
   Franklin Avenue at Mulberry Street
     Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.44075, W 79.88492
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   (church organist)


   St.James Rectory
   718 Franklin Avenue
   Wilkinsburg, PA  15221-2990
   T: (412)241-1392   F: (412)241-6625
   E: stjameswilk@aol.com
   - or -
   Minister of Liturgy & Music
   St.James School
   721 Rebecca Avenue
   Wilkinsburg, PA  15221-2992




   Bells cast & shipped in 1929.
   Original electric action replaced by
   Verdin (date unknown); independent
   electric keyboard beside organ console;
   simulated swing on minor triad.
   On nearby parish school is the former
   church and school bell, 1889, by
   A.Fulton's Son & Co., Pittsburgh.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 20 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  2 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    NONE  
   There are no missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1930
     with bells made by McShane     
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006

The church Website (past the splash page) has a photo of the building in the top left corner of every page.  Additional photos can be found at the top of the "St.James Church in Pictures" page (click St.James and then Church below the left-margin photo).  The "Gothic Greatness" page is a history which mentions the bells but wrongly claims 24 bells in the tower.  The Pictures page includes a photo of the tower top (belfry).

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.

Other chimes which qualify as mini-carillons.

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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