DELAWARE - OW : USA - OH

*Location:

   Stuyvesant Hall
   Ohio Wesleyan University
   Oak Hill Avenue west of Liberty Street
   Delaware, Ohio, USA
   LL: N 40.29857, W 83.07573
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*Player:

   (none appointed)

*Contact:

   Ohio Wesleyan University
   61 South Sandusky Street
   Delaware, OH  43015
   T: (740)368-2000  [main switchboard]

*Schedule:

   (None during building renovation,
   2011-12)

*Remarks:

   Added semitones are complete from the
   sharp 4th to the sharp octave
   (i.e., missing 2 bass & 1 treble).
   Original electric action by McShane,
   embedded in the chimestand, is defunct.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     C F   /    C G  6
   There are four added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1930
     with bells made by McShane     
   Year of latest technical information source is 2011

*Links:

The University Website shows Stuyvesant Hall on a campus map section, where a VR panorama offers a zoomable view of the building and its unusual porticoed belfry.  Another link from the same page offers a more conventional photo of the building, along with a description.  The chime tower is barely mentioned, and there is no information about these bells elsewhere.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane bellfoundry.

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 22-Oct-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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