EMMAUS : USA - PA

*Location:

   St.John's United Church of Christ (UCC)
     (was St.John's Reformed Church)
   North and North 4th Streets
   Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 40.53732, W 75.49321
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*Player:

   (unknown)
*Past chimer:
   Jul1927 ded. M.H.Mettee

*Contact:

   St.John's Church
   139 North 4th Street
   Emmaus, PA  18049-2732
   T: (610)965-9158   F: (610)967-5380
   E: office@stjohnsuccemmaus.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Original installation included both a
   chimestand and an electric keyboard
   near the organ, presumably using
   solenoids within the chimestand.
   Added semitones sharp 4th & flat 7th

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1927
     with bells made by McShane     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nC    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2002
*Links:

The church Website has a distorted photo of part of the building in the left margin of all pages, but the bell tower is not visible.  The History page no longer mentions these bells.

A newspaper article (The Allentown Morning Call, Sunday 10 Jul 1927, p10) announced the dedication on this date, described the instrument and gave the programs for the scheduled concerts.

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 PA.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 24-Feb-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/02/23
   and on technical data last updated on 2021/02/02
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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