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6312 Goss Rd
Sugar Grove, OH, 43155
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U.S. based manufacturer of Digital Carillons, Electronic Carillons and Bell Controllers for churches, courthouses, homes, and places of business. 

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News and Education from the experts at Chime Master.

Chime Master Customers Talk About Upgrading

Jodi VD

Our long-time Chime Master customers are enjoying the benefits of upgrading to our best products yet. Here’s what they have to say:

A pastor in Florida writes,

It is my pleasure to recommend the Chime Master System. We got our first system in 1999, and only last year (2017) replaced it with an upgraded model. The system is durable and very trouble-free.

A congregational president in Ohio tells us: Almost two years ago St. Mark’s Lutheran Church replaced its carillon. It had served us for many years, but the time came when we decided to replace the unit. We received a very fair offer and felt we should make the change. Making the transition was very simple and trouble free. Your company installed the program we desired so all we had to do was replace old with the new. It has operated since then with absolutely no problems. Your company has followed up with questions if all was well. This is my response to assure you that we are quite pleased with your product. - Dale

Call Chime Master today to learn about our latest product line.

The Duffy Family - 100 Years in the Bell Business

Jodi VD

Chime Master would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Duffy family of Church Specialties, LLC on their 100-year anniversary in the bell business.

For over a quarter of that century, the Duffys have been working very closely with Chime Master in providing electronic carillons and bell ringing equipment for hundreds of customers. Their generations of experience and knowledge are only surpassed by their dedication to customer service.

Chime Master electronic carillons and bell ringing systems are made in America at our Ohio manufacturing facility. The virtues shared between our companies are what make our relationship valuable to customers. Excellence in craftsmanship and service are our top priorities. The Duffys and Chime Master can design the perfect bell or carillon system to meet your unique needs and budget.

Our best wishes for many, many more years in this wonderful “bell business.”

Upgrade Your Chime Master Carillon

Jodi VD

As a Chime Master customer, you always have the option to trade in your current carillon for a newer model. The value towards a new carillon depends on the warranty status of your current system. Even if the warranty of your Chime Master carillon is up, the value towards the purchase of a new one never falls below $1,000.

A new Chime Master carillon promises the same great music and service you have come to know from our company. Plus, all new products come with a new warranty, which carries the same trade-in option, and a life expectancy double that of our compact disk carillons.

Call us today to speak with someone about the best option for you.

New Mechanism for Original Parts

Jodi VD

When the outdated clock mechanism failed at Howland High School, it was assumed that the whole clock, including the heavy cast aluminum hands, would all need to be replaced to work with the new Electric Time equipment. Once Chime Master came to take a survey of the clock, we found that it would be possible to bring life back to the original hands. By renovating the hands, we are able to preserve the original look and style. The school is pleased to have their clock working so quickly and without the expensive of new hands. Now the clock still looks great and keeps the time better than ever.

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Chime Master Travelling Carillon Finds New Home

Jodi VD

Lancaster, OH – On Saturday, April 20, 2019, the Chime Master Mobile Millennium Carillon officially changed hands to become the Andrew W. Crawford Memorial Carillon. It will reside at a fixed site at the main entrance of the Venice Performing Arts Center in Venice, Florida. Chime Master purchased and moved the carillon to the US from Europe, where it toured as the Royal Eijsbouts Traveling Carillon. For the past 12 years, it has awed friends and clients of Chime Master across North America.

Mrs. Kimiko T. Crawford generously donated the funds for the 48 bell carillon instrument in memory of her late husband, Andrew W. Crawford. The carillon will be dedicated on the evening of Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Venice Performing Arts Center.

Mr. Wylie Crawford, son of Mr. Andrew Crawford, currently serves as Senior University Carillonneur of the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, Resident Carillonneur of the Chicago Botanic Garden, and President of the Venice Carillon Foundation, Inc. Mr. Crawford met with Mr. Jeff Crook and Mr. Rick White of Chime Master on Saturday to complete the transfer of ownership. While at Chime Master’s facility near Sugar Grove, he played a short, impromptu performance on the carillon for visiting students from the Ohio University School of Music. Mr. Crawford, who also served as the immediate past President of the World Carillon Federation, is an enthusiastic promoter of the art of the carillonneur. He is excited about the educational value of the carillon for arts and music students in the Sarasota County School district.

Jeff Crook commented,

Wylie Crawford has always been interested in promoting the carillon. He has a long history of doing so by encouraging young students at the University of Chicago and teaching students of all ages at the Chicago Botanic Garden carillon and the Millennium carillon in Naperville, Illinois. Wylie has always been an outstanding ambassador for the carillon and we couldn’t be more pleased that this instrument, which holds many fond memories for him as a traveling carillon, is now in his care.

Mr. Crawford states,

I give heartfelt thanks to Jeff Crook and Rick White of Chime Master for their assiduous restoration of the carillon, which was on the verge of being torn apart for the sale of the individual bells when I contacted them about buying the entire instrument last fall. They really didn't want to sell the bells individually, and were therefore gracious in allowing me the time to establish the Sarasota Carillon Foundation Inc. as a charitable corporation and to find both a donor and a suitable location for the instrument.

Click to learn more about Chime Master and facts about the former Chime Master Mobile Millennium Carillon.

For information about the Venice Performing Arts Center, please visit their website.

You may also contact Mr. Wylie Crawford by email at Wylie@Crawford.net

Preventive Maintenance

Jodi VD

Any single bell or collection of bells requires care just like any other instrument. Regular maintenance can provide assurance that your bells are ringing properly. A professional from Chime Master can inspect your bells and identify any concerns affecting the quality of your instrument. Regular maintenance can also help prevent expensive or dangerous problems which cause your bells to be out of service for some time.

Call us today to discuss the condition of your instrument and learn how we can help! We sincerely wish for your bells to ring beautifully for a very long time.

Video Instructions for Special Veterans Day Ringing

Jodi VD

The armistice ending World War One was signed at 11 a.m. on November 11, 1918. As communities celebrated, steeple bells everywhere rang out a message of peace.

A century later, on this special Veterans Day, our bells will ring in remembrance of the ending of World War One. We are encouraged to toll the bells 21 times, to imitate a 21-gun salute, the nation's highest honor.

Provided is an instructional video on how to toll your bells 21 times at 11 o'clock on the morning of Veterans’ Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018 for the centenary of the end of World War One. 

Please note: The video demonstrates using a solid state model and will only work with with the latest line of Six-SS, Millennium and Platinum Chime Master carillons (2007 and newer). If you would like to program your older or CD-based carillon, please call 800-344-7464, Monday-Thursday 8am to 6pm and Friday 8am to 5pm EST and someone will be happy to assist you.

Note: This can be edited anytime between the afternoon of Sunday, November 4 and the morning of Sunday, November 11 (before 11 a.m.). It will play in the weekly schedule until it is removed.

For more information about this American Legion event and to let them know that your organization will be participating, visit Bells of Peace at https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/. Contact your local American or Canadian Legion for plans in your community.

Veteran's Day 100th Anniversary of World War One Armistice - Bells of Peace

Ben White

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

Words from Chime Master Customers - Upgrading

Jodi VD

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:

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St. Marks Episcopal Church, Jim Thorpe, PA

Nathan Crook

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, St. Benedict, OR

Nathan Crook

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.