LARCHMONT - KKH : USA - NY

*Location:

   King-Kerr House
   Beach Avenue below Helena Avenue
   Larchmont, New York, USA
   LL: N 40.91652, W 73.74948
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*Contact:

   King-Kerr House
   1 Beach Avenue
   Larchmont, NY  10538-4004

*Schedule:

   Rarely played.

*Remarks:

   Private estate; bells not visible from
   street.  Also 11 non-working (& very
   thin) bells from an unknown source,
   hence reports of a 27-bell carillon.
   Original automation (which played a
   tune from "Carmen" at 1750 daily) was
   replaced with Chime Master electric
   action in 2011.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 16 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the treble octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     G A   /    NONE  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1929
     with bells made by Paccard     
   Year of latest technical information source is 2011

*Links:

A real estate sales article from when the Kerr family sold the house in 2003 mentions the "27-bell carillon".  An associated slide tour contains a photo of the clock turret, and 2 others showing the 16 working bells in three rows and most of the 11 non-working bells above and in front of them.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Paccard 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 pitch (weight).
Ranking among all North American chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NY.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  4-Nov-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2011/10/20
   and on technical data last updated on 2011/10/18


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