Helen McKenna Mulvane Memorial Chimes


   Thomas Williamson Tower
   Topeka High School
   SW 10th Avenue at SW Taylor Street
   Topeka, Kansas, USA
   LL: N 39.04915, W 95.68563
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   Jerry K. Anderson


   Eric Bradshaw, Chair, Dept. of Music
   E: ebradshaw1/@/tps501 DOTorg
   Topeka High School
   800 Southwest 10th Avenue
   Topeka, KS  66612-1687
   T: (785)575-6200




   Tower tubes by Deagan, installed by
   C.J.Gercken; range D-A less D#, high G#;
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters.
   One keyboard and automatic roll player
   in 2nd floor Tower room; another
   keyboard higher in the tower.
   Repaired by Wm.T.Pugh in 1979, and
   fully restored by Top Rung Tower Chime
   Service in 1998-99.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 18 tubular bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D A   /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and/or semitones
     is non-standard; see Remarks above.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1931
     with tubular bells made by Deagan      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: EQ4I  
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2002

The high school Website opens with a photo of the tower.

The former high school Website includes the history of this chime.

The English Wikipedia article about the school has two photos of the tower, and mentions its 1974 rededication in honor of Thomas Williamson.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the J.C.Deagan Company.

Ranking among all tower tube instruments by size (number of notes).

Index to all tower tube instruments in KS.
Index to all tower bell instruments in KS.

   This page was built from the database on 11-Jan-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/01/11
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/05/14

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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