WARREN - FM : USA - PA

*Location:

   First United Methodist Church
   Market Street (PA Hwy.62) at 2nd Avenue
   Warren, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 41.84558, W 79.14468
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*Player:

   David Merenick
   E: gturkpipes@aol.com

*Contact:

   First Methodist Church
   200 Market Street
   Warren, PA  16365-2372
   T: (814)723-4930
   E: firstum@firstumwarren.com
   Web: www.firstumwarren.com

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Added semitones sharp 4th & flat 7th.
   Chimestand disconnected but not
   removed; electrified in 1984 with
   solenoids under pumphandles.
   Rehung on new frame with new electric
   action; new bells are Verdin profile.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     D#A#  /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The instrument was enlarged in 2020
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1926, the instrument was begun with 11 bells
       with bells made by McShane     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: I     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The church Website has a photo of the building on the home page, and an older one on the History page, but says nothing about these bells.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of miscellaneous bellfoundries, 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 14-Dec-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/12/13
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/12/13
*Photos:

(none available)

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