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NIAGARA FALLS - RB : CANADA - ON 1992 K trad The Rainbow Tower Carillon Rainbow Tower Rainbow Bridge MERCERSBURG : USA - PA 1996 I trad The Henry Bucher Swoope Carillon Barker Tower Chapel Mercersburg Academy WILLIAMSVILLE : USA - NY 1996 R trad The Niederlander Carillon Calvary Episcopal Church DES MOINES - STP : USA - IA 1997 E trad* Cathedral Church of St.Paul (Episcopal) CORPUS CHRISTI - CGS : USA - TX 1998 I trad Memorial Carillon Church of the Good Shepherd ELSAH - 2 : USA - IL 1998 C (trad) The Jean L. Rainwater Carillon Chapel Principia College BLOOMFIELD HILLS - KH/1 : USA - MI 1999 K trad Kirk in the Hills (Presbyterian/PCUSA) ITHACA : USA - NY 1999 E chime The Cornell Chimes McGraw Tower Uris Library (formerly Main Library) Cornell University YOAKUM : USA - TX 2000 C [non-trad] James F. Neumann residence [bells cast 1997-8 for Elsah, IL] BLOOMFIELD HILLS - CCC : USA - MI 2001 R trad The Wallace Carillon Christ Church Cranbrook (Episcopal) MIDDLEBURY : USA - VT 2001 R trad Mead Memorial Chapel Middlebury College ERIE - PS : USA - PA 2002 C trad Floyd and Juanita Smith Carillon Larry and Kathryn Smith Chapel Penn State Erie, The Behrend College LUNENBURG : CANADA - NS 2002 R chime St.John's Anglican Church NASHVILLE - BU : USA - TN 2002 I trad Belmont University (formerly Belmont College) OOLTEWAH : USA - TN 2002 F trad* Linnie M. Barger Memorial Carillon St.Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church MERCERSBURG : USA - PA 2003 R trad The Henry Bucher Swoope Carillon Barker Tower Chapel Mercersburg Academy WICHITA FALLS - MSU : USA - TX 2003 E trad Redwine Carillon Hardin Administration Building Midwestern State University MORGANTOWN : USA - WV 2004 E chime Wesley United Methodist Church LUNENBURG : CANADA - NS 2005 R chime St.John's Anglican Church LUBBOCK - TTU : USA - TX 2005 E trad Charles & Georgia Robertson Baird Memorial Carillon Administration Building Texas Tech University OOLTEWAH : USA - TN 2005 I trad* Linnie M. Barger Memorial Carillon St.Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church ALFRED : USA - NY 2006 R trad Davis Memorial Carillon Alfred University GUELPH : CANADA - ON 2006 E trad Cutten Memorial Carillon St.George's Anglican Church MERCERSBURG : USA - PA 2006 R trad The Henry Bucher Swoope Carillon Barker Tower Chapel Mercersburg Academy NASHVILLE - BU : USA - TN 2006 E trad Belmont University (formerly Belmont College) NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE : CANADA - ON 2006 E chime St.Mark's Anglican Church OOLTEWAH : USA - TN 2006 I trad Linnie M. Barger Memorial Carillon St.Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church SHERMAN : USA - TX 2007 E trad Wynne Chapel Austin College FALL RIVER - HS : USA - MA 2011 I chime B.M.C. Durfee High School [new] STORRS - CC : USA - CT 2011 E trad Austin Cornelius Dunham Memorial Carillon Storrs Congregational Church (UCC) NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE : CANADA - ON 2012 E chime St.Mark's Anglican Church FALL RIVER - HS : USA - MA 2014 E chime B.M.C. Durfee High School [new] CLEMSON - CU : USA - SC 2014 E trad Tillman Hall Clemson University SAN JOSE : USA - CA 2013 E trad Trinity Chime Trinity Cathedral (formerly Trinity Episcopal Church) EXETER : CANADA - ON 2015 E chime Trivitt Memorial Church (Anglican) and Precious Blood Mission (RC) SAN JOSE : USA - CA 2016 E trad* Trinity Chime Trinity Cathedral (formerly Trinity Episcopal Church) SALISBURY - SU : USA - MD 2017 C trad Brown & Church Carillon Patricia R. Guerrieri Academic Commons Salisbury University AMES - 2 : USA - IA 2018 C trad Traveling demonstrator Iowa State University
Meeks, Watson & Company 10402 West Fork Road Georgetown, OH 45121 Tel: 1-888-912-2355 (toll-free) Fax: (937)378-2267 Email: email@example.com
The foundry Website is very extensive. It is profusely illustrated with excellent (though not large) photographs, and provides a great many details of the company's work.
In 1991, Rick and another Verdin employee, William "Bill" Meeks, left the company to start their own enterprise. For the first few years, they were heavily dependent on subcontracts from Verdin for the design of carillons that Verdin would build (with Petit & Fritsen bells), as well as for the design and construction of playing and practice keyboards for those carillons. But they have long since been independent of Verdin, as the above listing of carillon and chime work shows.
The company was located in Batavia OH for a few years, and moved to its present location in January 1994. Besides casting and tuning bells for carillons and chimes, the company designs, produces and maintains everything from single church bells to complete carillons. A very rare expertise which they have is the tuning of old American-made bells, especially those which make up chimes.
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