Damariscotta’s Historic Town Clock

After nearly 135 years of manual winding by volunteers, the town clock and 900-pound bell inside the steeple of the Damariscotta Baptist Church in Damariscotta, Maine have new automatic controls. A set of three programmable atomic clocks and small motors inside the clock tower will control new hands on the clock faces, as well as ... Read more Damariscotta’s Historic Town Clock

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 ... Read more St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Marmora, NJ

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

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 … Read more Historic Reproduction Church Steeple

William Blake & Co. Bronze Bells Have Interesting Histories

William Blake & Co, bronze church bell, 1869

1869 William Blake & Co. Bronze Bell has Paul Revere Connection This bell was cast in 1869 by William Blake & Co., which was formerly known as HN Hooper & Co.  William Blake was an apprentice to Paul Revere.  Blake went on to partner with Henry N. Hooper. Large Bell Has Impressive Voice This is … Read more William Blake & Co. Bronze Bells Have Interesting Histories

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 … Read more Cupola Replacement at Russell Library

Kingston Presbyterian Church Historic Steeple & Church Bell Renovation

Kingston Presbyterian Church, Kingston NJ

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 … Read more Kingston Presbyterian Church Historic Steeple & Church Bell Renovation

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

West Point Military Academy

Electronic Carillons Solve the Missing Bell Voice for West Point Military Academy Electronic carillons deliver a high quality sound that rivals the majestic sounds of historic bronze bells and a thousand arrangements, solving West Point’s problem of having no bell voice.  The church bells “had no voice” in this recent project at West Point. There … Read more West Point Military Academy

Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg

Gettysburgh’s Lutheran Theological Seminary Currently Church Specialties is arranging three bells to be included in a war memorial on the ground of the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg.  The three bells were rescued from a demolished church in Philadelphia and will be forever on display to pay tribute to our fallen heroes.  When this recent project is completed, we will … Read more Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg