WATERTOWN - PIB : USA - MA

*Location:

   Perkins Institute for the Blind
   Charles River Road nr Beechwood Avenue
   Watertown, Massachusetts, USA
   LL: N 42.36099, W 71.17531
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*Contact:

   Office of the Director
   Perkins Institute for the Blind
   175 North Beacon Street
   Watertown, MA  02472-0275
   T: (617)924-3434

*Remarks:

   The bells have not been available for
   ringing since the early 1980s.

*Technical data:

   Ring of  8 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is E  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ROPE  /    NONE  
   There are no added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1912
     with bells made by Whitechapel 
   Year of latest technical information source is 1991

*Links:

The school Website does not mention these bells, but a History page (under About Us) has a small photo which shows the bell tower.

Images from an old postcard, a brochure cover, and another old postcard.

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 MA.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  3-Jan-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/01/02
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/06/06


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