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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   David Merenick
   E: gturkpipes@aol.com


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




   Added semitones sharp 4th & flat 7th;
   chimestand transposed.
   Chimestand (with internal electric
   action) disconnected but not removed
   when re-electrified in 1984.
   Rehung on new frame with new electric
   action; new bells are Verdin profile;
   tenor D# by modern measurement.

*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
       by McShane     
       Transposition was up  2 semitone(s)
       Keyboard range was:     C E   /    ----  
   Auxiliary mechanisms: InC   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020

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.

   This page was built from the database on  4-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/08/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/08/30

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