WINNIPEG - K : CANADA - MB

*Location:

   Knox United Church
   (formerly Knox Presbyterian Church)
   Edmonton Street at Qu'Appelle Avenue
   Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
   LL: N 49.89539, W 97.14917
*Former location (1912-??):
   Donald Street and Ellice Avenue
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   Knox United Church
   400 Edmonton Street
   Winnipeg, MB  R3B 2M2
   T: (204)942-4579

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   These bells were a memorial to Mark and
   Charles Fortune, who were lost in
   the sinking of the Titanic in Apr.1912.
   They are presumed to have been
   installed in Knox's second building
   and moved to Knox's third (and present)
   building during its construction
   (1914-17).  It has been reported that
   they are gone, disposition unknown.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument or collection of 16 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1912
     with bells made by Warner      
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2002
*Links:

The church Website has a small sketch of the building and tower.

A large photo and brief history of this Manitoba Provincial Heritage Site

A local blog has an architectural drawing of the east elevation of the building, showing the tower.

B/W photo of the belfry and tower top

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

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 MB.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 18-Jul-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2012/03/26
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/02/03
*Photos:

(none available)


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