The John Q. Shunk Memorial
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
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: email@example.com
Disused (quarters via speaker system)
Moved to a freestanding tower in 1977; controls nearby. City maintains the park but not the Memorial.
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
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.
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