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St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Marmora, NJ

Recently St. Maximillian Kolbe Church wanted a carillon system but had no place for speakers.   Church Specialties supplied a Chime Master Model Six SS carillon along with a Campbellsville Industries steeple to act as a speaker enclosure.  There are four (4) speakers in the louvered section. After everything was installed, Church Specialties trained the congregation [...]
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Church Steeple Completion Tompkins Chapel Utica NY

Historic Church Bells Restored with New Steeple, Clock Tower, Carillon and Electronic Bell Ringing Equipment

Historic Church Bells Restored with New Steeple, Clock Tower, Carillon and Electronic Bell Ringing Equipment Church Specialties recently worked on the restoration of the church bells and steeple replacement at the Masonic Care Community's Tompkins Memorial Chapel in Utica New York. Historic Reproduction Steeple Installed A historic reproduction was created to replace the original wooden [...]
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Clock Tower in Steeple

Historic Reproduction Church Steeple

1926 Church Bells Restored with Historic Reproduction Church Steeple, Clock Tower, Carillon and Electronic Bell Ringing Equipment Church Specialties recently worked on the restoration of the church bells and steeple replacement at the Masonic Care Community’s Tompkins Memorial Chapel in Utica New York. Historic Reproduction Church Steeple Installed A historic reproduction was created to replace […]

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Gift Provides New Church Steeple for Kingston Presbyterian in South Kingston, NJ

A Steeple for the Ages: Replica of 1855 Icon Completes Village Skyline. KINGSTON — The iconic steeple atop the Kingston Presbyterian Church is looking better than it has in decades after a makeover with modern materials. A large crane lifted each of three separate parts consisting of the belfry, spire and finial, Saturday morning as […]

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Cupola Replacement at Russell Library

Church Specialties of Poultney, Vermont coordinated the restoration project of replacing the cupola atop the Russell Library in Middletown, CT. Working with restoration experts, Church Specialties had a new cupola designed, built and lifted into place atop the historic landmark. The new replacement cupola is fabricated of maintenance-free aluminum and looks exactly like the original […]

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Kingston Presbyterian Church, Kingston NJ

Kingston Presbyterian Church Historic Steeple & Church Bell Renovation

Church Specialties was proud to be a part of the Kingston Presbyterian Church Historic Church Steeple and Bell Renovation. The current building which was built in 1852, is a major part of Kingston, New Jersey’s historic character and has recognized on the list of national historic places since 1990. After the renovation is completed, the building […]

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Trinity United Methodist Church, Clearfield, PA

Trinity United Methodist Church gets new Chimemaster Carillons

Trinity United Methodist Church received a new, upgraded bell-ringing system Friday. Brian Michaels and John Passarelli of New Vibrations Audio & Video in Morrisdale replaced the church’s outdated I.T. Verdin Co. church bell system with a new Chime Master system. According to Michaels, the old technology was equipped with vacuum tubes and, in essence, an […]

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Channing Universalist Memorial Church, Newport, Rhode Island

Historic Church Bell Restoration at The Channing Memorial Universalist Church in Newport, RI

Channing Memorial Universalist Church in Newport, RI One of our recent projects is at the historic Channing Memorial Universalist Church where the 150 year old bells were removed, sent to the Netherlands for re-tuning and remounted in the tower. Normally when bells are manufactured and tuned properly they should never need re-tuning, but in this case, […]

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