Molyneaux-Western Bell Tower Miami University Peabody Green Western College Drive Oxford, Ohio, USA LL: N 39.50131, W 84.72636*Former Location (1924-1960s):
Heath Chimes Alumnae Hall Tower Western College for Women (now part of Miami University)
Miami University 501 East High Street Oxford, OH 45056 T: (513)529-1809 [general information]
Both old and new bells retuned by R.Watson, 1988-89. Keyboard in Kumler Hall. Also on this campus: Beta Bell Tower, 1941, containing 4 bells cast in 1939 by Meneely (Troy), Westminster quarters in E-flat, hour strike on the bass.
Electric-keyboard chime of 14 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is E in the middle octave Transposition is unknown Keyboard range: ---- / ---- The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown. The bells were re-tuned in 1989 by the maker cited in Remarks above Prior history: In 1979, the instrument was enlarged to its present size with bells made by Petit & Fritsen In 1924, the instrument was begun with 11 bells by McShane Year of latest technical information source is 1989
The McShane 'Chimes' catalog of 1928 included a page which depicts the original location and describes the bells (all with inscriptions).
Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the
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, including the carillon in Pulley Bell Tower (-2) on the same campus.
This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11 based on textual data last updated on 2010/03/28 and on technical data last updated on 2001/11/14
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