CHICAGO - MT : USA - IL

*Location:

   Mitchell Tower
   University of Chicago
   57th Street & South University Avenue
   Chicago, Illinois, USA
   LL: N 41.79128, W 87.59839
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*Ringers' contact(s):

   Tom Farthing, Ringing Master
   E: tom/@/farthing DOTus
   - and -
   Sarah Arehart
   W: (773)702-2715
   E: ringers@uchicago.edu

*Contact:

   University of Chicago
   5801 South Ellis Avenue
   Chicago, IL  60637
   T: (312)702-1234   [general offices]

*Schedule:

   Sep-May, practice Saturday 1030-1300,
   Monday 1630-2000; Jun-Aug TBD.
   Visitors please contact in advance
   to confirm.

*Remarks:

   Original tower clock removed long ago;
   only a few weight pulleys remain.

*Technical data:

   Ring of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1908
     with bells made by Whitechapel 
   Auxiliary mechanisms: LnH   
   Tower details: 
     Height of ringing room:            18 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   32 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  32 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:   5%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1978
*Links:

The ringers have a Website and a Facebook page. Building photo from Emporis Buildings
(Also see our Emporis Advice.)

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

Ranking among all North American rings by pitch/weight.
Ranking among all North American rings by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American rings by year of completion.

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in IL.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 20-May-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/05/15
   and on technical data last updated on 2013/06/07
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