COLUMBUS - OSU : USA - OH

*Location:

   Orton Hall
   Ohio State University
   155 South Oval Mall (Oval Drive)
   Columbus, Ohio, USA
   LL: N 39.99847, W 83.01199
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*Player:

   Donna Knisley
   - and -
   Sally Blatt

*Contact:

   Department of Geological Sciences
   E: geology@osu.edu
   Ohio State University
   Columbus, OH  43210
   T: (614)292-6446

*Schedule:

   1150 and 1650 daily.

*Remarks:

   Clockstrike electric.
   Electro-pneumatic operation of original
   transmission added about 1989 by OSU
   Engineering Department; chimestand
   unusable.  New electric controls by
   Chime Master Systems in 2011.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 14 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 2003
     with  2 bells made by Petit & Fritsen       
   Prior history:
     In 1915, the instrument was begun with 12 bells
       by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 2003
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane 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-Jan-12
   based on textual data last updated on 2011/12/26
   and on technical data last updated on 2005/02/12


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