On the 11th hour, on the 11th day of the 11th month, 100 years ago, the armistice was signed ending World War One. As the news spread, churches and municipalities began ringing their bells in celebration. On the 100th anniversary of Armistice day, bells will once again ring around the world in remembrance. Contact your local American or Canadian Legion for plans in your community for ringing your Bells of Peace.
If your bells aren't working, give us a call to learn how we can help, so you can fully participate in the events of November 11th. 1-800-344-7464
hime Master customers can take advantage of our trade-up policy. We can service any of the electronics we have sold because they are made here in our factory. Additionally, any old Chime Master Carillon holds value toward upgrading to a new Chime Master product. One gentleman, new to his church, writes:
We are excited to have installed a Millennium Carillon and inSpire audio system at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Kansas City, MO. After the installation was complete we asked the rector of the church, Fr. Patrick Perkins, what he thought of the Chime Master Millennium. Here are his comments.
Chime Master was chosen to perform an electrical renovation of the Jones/Meneely chime at St. Marks Episcopal Church in Jim Thorpe, PA. The renovation included the removal of the existing Meneely strikers and electronics, installation of 11 new Sonant electro-mechanical clappers, new stainless steel hanger bolts and an upgrade of the existing Chime Master controller that was installed in 1998 to a modern Libertas Bell Controller.
The decision to renovate the chime was reached when the old Meneely strikers and electronics began to be a maintenance issue. The bolts and rivets that held the strikers together would shear and cause the chime to fail.
Mount Angel Abbey sits on top of a butte overlooking the Willamette Valley in Oregon just south of Portland. The Monks' life of prayer and work in the Benedictine tradition is choreographed by the 8 bells in the Tower of the Visitation that were installed in 2007.
On June 20th, 2015 Chime Master completed the second phase of renovations to the digital control and automation system by replacing all of the cam-and-switch based motors that were originally installed with new ultra-quiet digital rotary motors and an intelli-Swing Precision computerized motor drive system.
The new motors are smaller, quieter, and much more capable than the motors they replace. The intelli-Swing Precision controls the swing angle of each bell individually, starts each bell gently and applies braking to each bell when the command to stop is given. Gone is the noisy racket of flexing steel and over-stressed chains when the bells begin to swing.
The first phase of renovations was completed in 2013 and involved replacing the difficult to use control equipment with the set-it-and-forget-it Chime Master Libertas controller.
The bells at Boston’s Basilica - Our Lady of Perpetual Help on Mission Hill in Boston, MA fell silent several months ago due to a report that the bolts in the bell frame were about to fail. After a short fund raising project, Chime Master was chosen to replace the bolts that hold the bells to the frame.
Our highly skilled team of bell fitters completed the project Maundy Thursday and returned the bells to full service.
The 12 bells sit in the uppermost chamber of the 215 foot tall western tower of the Basilica, weigh a combined total of 17,850 lbs and were dedicated and installed in the tower in 1910.
Chime Master is pleased to announce the completion of the John C. “Jay” Barker Memorial Carillon at the Licking County Courthouse in Newark, OH. Built in 1876 on the public square in Newark, OH and a National Historic Landmark, the courthouse serves as the center of Downtown Newark.
The Chime Master Millennium Carillon installed in the courthouse is equipped with the ability to play MP3 formatted audio files and will be utilized during the yearly lighting of the courthouse during the Christmas season to play Christmas carols in addition to the vast library of Christmas music already recorded in the Millennium Carillon. In addition, the Chime Master Millennium carillon controls the clocks and the historic bronze bell located in the tower.
The Chime Master Millennium Carillon is given voice by an array of InSpire full range speakers and long throw horns. Driven by two US built amplifiers with a combined total power of over 2000 watts, the John C. “Jay” Barker Memorial Carillon will remind Licking County of John C. “Jay” Barker's dedication and service for years to come.