Andrew Corrigan, General Manager
The Royal Exchange Bank
London EC3V 3LR
T: 020 861 6500
Added semitone is A (minor sixth).
Third or fourth in a series of chimes
of various sizes.
Mechanical-automatic chime of 13 bells
Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
Transposition is not applicable
Keyboard range: ---- / ----
There is one added semitone
There is no practice console
The whole instrument was installed in 1920
with bells made by Gillett & Johnston
No auxiliary mechanisms known
Tower details not available
Year of latest technical information source is 2005
The Exchange Website says nothing
about the bells.
A heritage page
has many large illustrations and photos of the building, but does not mention the bells;
the last photo, at the bottom of the very long page, includes the present clock tower.
"Victorian London" has a
of various historical descriptions of the building and its functions,
beginning with a contemporary account of the present building,
written shortly after its construction in 1844.
At that time, it had 17 bells (tenor 1 ton) in the clock tower on the east face of the building.
The various changes since then are not yet incorporated into the database which produced
the "Technical data" shown above.
There exist two engravings (
of the previous Exchange building, which also held a clock-chime.
Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Gillett & Johnston bellfoundry,
in this region
and in the world.