OLD GREENWICH - B : USA - CT

*Location:

   Chimes Building
   Tod's Point (Greenwich Point Park)
   Shore Road (south end)
   Old Greenwich, Connecticut, USA
   LL: N 41.00696, W 73.58291
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*Contact:

   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: parksandrecreation@greenwichct.org

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   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.

*Technical data:

   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:

A page of photos of the tower, clock and bells.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Warner bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Index to North American chimolas.

Ranking among all North American chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in CT.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 19-Aug-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/08/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/02/12
*Photos:

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