VICTORIA - MUC : CANADA - BC

   The Jessop Bells

*Location:

   (in storage)
   Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
*Former location (1938-2000):
   Metropolitan United Church
   Quadra Street and Pandora Avenue
   LL: N 48.42727, W 123.35871
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   First-Metropolitan United Church
     Historical Museum
   932 Balmoral Road
   Victoria, BA  V8T 1A8
   T: (250)388-5188   F: (250)388-5186
   - or -
   Alan Ellis, President, BCACR
   E: ellisconsultants@hotmail.com

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells named for the original major
   donor, John Jessop (will, 1901).
   Bells removed from tower before church
   building was bought by Victoria
   Conservatory of Music in 1997, and
   stored by FMUC (not sold as previously
   reported).
   2013: Bells purchased by British
   Columbia Association of Change Ringers,
   with intent to use as a ring of 8.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1938
     with bells made by Gillett & Johnston
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nC    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991
*Links:

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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 BC.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  4-Jan-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/01/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/01/05
*Photos:

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