St.Peter Claver Catholic Community
   (was Church of the Precious Blood)
   Grove Street at Littlefield Avenue
   Detroit, Michigan, USA
   LL: N 42.41345, W 83.17741
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   Precious Blood Rectory
   13305 Grove Street
   Detroit, MI  48235-4223
   T: (313)342-5292   F: (313)342-3513


   At 12,3,6


   Originally 35 bells, 1951; downsized
   in 1955 or 1956.  Was connected to now-
   disused organ in rear balcony. Was
   inoperable for many years; repaired by
   parishioners, 2004.
   In 2005, this church merged with
   St.Francis de Sales and changed name.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1951
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004


Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen 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.

Why this instrument was a milestone in North American chime history (1956).

Index to all tower bell instruments in MI.


   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/08/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2004/04/12

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