GAMBIER : USA - OH

*Location:

   Church of the Holy Spirit
   (College Chapel)
   Kenyon College
   102 College Park Street
   Gambier, Ohio, USA
   LL: N 40.37499, W 82.39669
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*Player:

   Kenyon College Pealers  [student group]
   E: pealers@kenyon.edu

*Contact:

   Kenyon College
   Gambier, OH  43022-9623
   T: (740)427-5000

*Schedule:

   4-5pm Friday when college is in session

*Remarks:

   Added semitone is flat 7th.
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters.
   Chimestand transmission replaced 1988.
   Tenor, at same level as other bells,
   remains swingable.  Tower clock by
   E.Howard & Co., Boston, MA, drives clock
   faces but no longer strikes the bells.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     F G   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The instrument was enlarged in 1941
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   Prior history:
     In 1879, the instrument was begun with  9 bells
       by Meneely/Troy
   Year of latest technical information source is 1997
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

*Links:

The Campus Map page about this building has an odd photo of it, and says nothing about its history or features.  The church history also does not mention the bells, but is still worth reading.  An excellent aerial photograph is found on an otherwise rather ghostly page.
The Pealers have an extensive description of the tower and bells, with many photos and a tour.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) 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 18-Sep-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/09/16
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/04/02


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