NORTH MANCHESTER : USA - IN

*Location:

   Administration Building
   Manchester College
   College Avenue at Bond Street
   North Manchester, Indiana, USA
   LL: N 41.01056, W 85.76266
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*Player:

   (students)
   - and -
   Lila D. Hammer, Registrar
   T: (260)982-5234   F: (260)982-5451
   E: ldhammer@manchester.edu

*Contact:

   Manchester College
   604 East College Avenue
   North Manchester, IN  46962-0365
   T: (260)982-5000  or  -5292  or  -5285
   F: (260)982-5553
   E: admitinfo@manchester.edu

*Schedule:

   Daily during term at 0745 (secular
   music) and 1800 (sacred music)

*Remarks:

   Affiliated with Church of the Brethren.
   Added semitone is flat 7th.
   Original electric action was removed
   within a year after installation.
   Also in belfry is a Vanduzen & Tift
   bell from 1890, which once served as
   an hour strike.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D# in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  3 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   There is no practice console
   The whole instrument was installed in 1922
     with bells made by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004

*Links:

The college Website sometimes has a picture of the Administration Building on the home page.  There is a very brief page about the chime, with a photo of the belfry.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane 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 IN.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  4-Sep-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/02
   and on technical data last updated on 2004/06/12


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