Palmer College (formerly School)
     of Chiropractic
   1000 Brady Street
   Davenport, Iowa, USA
   LL: N 41.530, W 90.574
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   Palmer College of Chiropractic
   1000 Brady Street
   Davenport, IA  52803-5287
   T: (563)326-9600  or  1-800-722-2586
   F: (563)884-5414
   E: pcadmit@palmer.edu




   Bell weights do not fit musical scale:
   foundry records show 900 lbs bass,
   150 (2 ea.), 125 (2 ea.), 100 (4 ea.)
   lbs., total 1935 lb. [ <> sum = 1850]
   Palmer Beacon/Bell Tower atop the
   Administration Building has a possible
   belfry; another is on the southeast
   corner of West Hall.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1921
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   Year of latest technical information source is 1921


The college Website does not mention these bells.  Examination of the campus map yielded the hypotheses in the last part of the Remarks above.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) bellfoundry.

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 IA.


   This page was built from the database on 14-Oct-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2009/08/12
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/01/07

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