St.Paul's Episcopal Church
   305 West 7th Street
   Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
   LL: N 35.04842, W 85.31298
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   Mark Barnes, Tower Bell Ringers
   T: (423)267-9977
*Former chimer:
   23Jl1911 ded. Louis Steiden,
     Louisville, Ky.


   St.Paul's Church
   305 West 7th Street
   Chattanooga, TN  37402-1787
   T: (423)266-8195   F: (423)265-7912


   For Sunday services; also autoplay at
   0848 daily in memory of 9-11.
   Whittington hour strike; two-note
   half-hour strike; no 1/4 or 3/4 strike.


   Memorial to David Giles
   by daughter Mrs.Ben T. Howard.
   Added semitones flat 7th & sharp 4th;
   tenor swings, on new steel frame.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D E   /    NONE  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1911
     with bells made by McShane     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E11W1 
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2005

The church Website has a clickable photo of the bell tower on the home page, and tower bell ringers are solicited on the Music page.

The forthcoming installation was reported by the Chattanooga Daily Times issue of 29 Jun 1911, Thu, p4.  The arrival of the bells, and plans for their installation and dedication, were reported in the same newspaper's issue of 13 Jul 1911, Thu, p5; supervisor of the installation was Mr. Mattey, of Baltimore, Md., a representative of the McShane Bell Foundry.

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.

Index to all tower bell instruments in TN.

Inspector's commentary:
This chime in its present state is an outstanding example of the right way to renovate and modernize a historic American-made instrument.  The original chimestand has been refurbished, the original mechanical action has been balanced and adjusted to a reasonably short stroke (almost carillon-like), the swinging tenor bell has been rehung on a modern frame, and the added electric action is completely independent.
/s/ C.S.Z.
   This page was built from the database on 20-Feb-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/02/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/07/08

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