Chimes Building Tod's Point (Greenwich Point Park) Shore Road (south end) Old Greenwich, Connecticut, USA LL: N 41.00696, W 73.58291
Beach Office T: (203)661-5957 or 531-8938 - or - Mike Henry, Parks T: (203)637-1271 - or - Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation Town Hall 101 Field Point Road Greenwich, CT 06830-6488 T: (203)622-7814 F: (203)622-6494 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chimola (hemispherical bells), played by automatic drum from tower clock; all made by J.Smith & Sons, Clerkenwell Steam Clock Works, London, England, presumably in 1901 (when the tower was added to the c.1889 building). Chromatic except for lowest one and highest two semitones; two hammers per bell; tenor and treble carry the clock- maker's inscription (undated), with lettering style that indicates Warner made the bells. One original drum remains; a new one was made about 1970 by Horace Abbott when he restored the clock. Park open to town residents only, except with purchase of day pass.
Mechanical-automatic chime of 15 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is C in the treble octave Transposition is not applicable Keyboard range: AUTO / C F There are three missing semitones The whole instrument was installed in 1901 with bells made by Warner Auxiliary mechanisms: H Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2004*Links:
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