West Tower Cathedral Basilica of St.John the Baptist Military Road & Bonaventure Avenue Saint Johns, Newfoundland, Canada LL: N 47.56730, W 52.71021
St.John's Cathedral Office 200 Military Road St.Johns, NL A1C 2E8 T: (709)754-2170 F: (709)754-5608 NOTE: Postal abbreviation for the province of Newfoundland and Labrador (merged in December 2001) is NL as of October 2002.
Largest 3 bells cast by James Murphy of Dublin in 1854 and 1857; smallest five cast by Matthew O'Byrne of Dublin, at the Fountain Head Bell Foundry. The East Tower contains an 1850 bell by Murphy, weighing nearly two tons; it was the largest bell cast in Ireland up to that time. New fittings and electro-mechanical system supplied in 1954-55, when extensive repairs were done on the belfries. Bells removed in 1988 during tower restoration; not reinstalled until May 2009, with electric strikers.
Electric-automatic chime of 8 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is D in the middle octave Transposition is not applicable Keyboard range: ---- / ---- There are no added semitones Installation was completed in 1906 with bells made by multiple makers No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2002*Links:
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