Episcopal Cathedral of the Incarnation Sixth Street and Cathedral Avenue Garden City, Long Island, New York, USA LL: N 40.72128, W 73.64204*Previous location (1876):
Machinery Hall Centennial Exposition Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Cathedral of the Incarnation 50 Cathedral Avenue Garden City, NY 11530-4436 T: (516)746-2955 - or - Cathedral Music Office T: (516)248-5704 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Winner (Gold Medal) at Centennial Exposition, and the first chime made by McShane; original chimestand had two full rows of manual levers (reason unknown) plus full row of pedals.
Electric-keyboard chime of 13 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is C in the middle octave Transposition is unknown Keyboard range: ---- / ---- The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown. The whole instrument was installed in 1876 with bells made by McShane Year of latest technical information source is 1997
Stereopticon photo of this chime on display at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, PA, in 1876
A photo of the building and its spired tower accompanies the report of a visitor.
A news article on the renovation of the spire, including restoration of the bells, unfortunately gives no details.
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.
Why this chime was a milestone in North American chime history (1876). Supposedly it was McShane's first; but Reading is dated 1875!
Index to all tower bell instruments in NY.
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