BUCYRUS : USA - OH

   The John Q. Shunk Memorial

*Location:

   Aumiller Park
   Aumiller Road, off
     Bucyrus-Nevada Road (Co.Hwy.2)
   Bucyrus, Ohio, USA
   LL: N 40.80424, W 82.99080
*Former Location (1940-1977):
   The Municipal Building
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*Contact:

   City of Bucyrus
   *parcel:
     500 South Sandusky Avenue
     Bucyrus, OH  44820
   *parcel:
     PO Box 625
     Bucyrus, OH  44820-0625
   T: (419)562-6767
   - or -
   Bucyrus Tourism & Visitors Bureau
   301 South Sandusky
   Bucyrus, OH  44820-2224
   T: (866)562-0720
   E: tourism@bucyrus.org

*Schedule:

   Disused (quarters via speaker system)

*Remarks:

   Moved to a freestanding tower in 1977;
   controls nearby. City maintains the
   park but not the Memorial.

*Technical data:

   Chime-sized instrument (without any workable playing mechanism) of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is A  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 1968
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1940, the instrument was begun with 11 bells
       by Meneely/Wvlt
   Year of latest technical information source is 1992
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

A tourism page about the park gives the operating schedule for this instrument [quarters & hour strike]

In a 4-minute video about a bridge in the park, made while these bells were still in use, the half-hour strike can be heard at aboout 1:45.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of 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.

Index to all tower bell instruments in OH.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2011/07/07
   and on technical data last updated on 2011/07/07


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