Distribution of chimes in North America

The four grids on this page display graphically the distribution of chimes in North America according to the weight/pitch of either the heaviest or the lightest bell and the number of bells in each instrument.  The first pair of grids is for baton-keyboard chimes, while the second pair of grids is for all other chimes (excluding zvons and rings).  All grids are laid out as follows:

Baton-keyboard chimes

Plot of site counts:  Bourdon Weight Code (across) versus Number of Bells (up)
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 TOT NR
 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  0 23
 .                                   .       1                           .                                   .                 1 20
 .                                   . 1                                 .                                   .                 1 19
 .                                   .    1  0  0  0  0  0  2            .                                   .                 3 18
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0 17
 .                                   .    1                              .                                   .                 1 16
 .                               1  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1.                                   .                 2 15
 .                                  1. 0  0  0  3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1         .                 6 14
 .                                   .              +                    .                                   .                 0 13
 .                                  1. 0  0  1  0  2                     .                                   .                 4 12
 .                                   .    1  0  1  1  1  0  1            .                                   .                 5 11
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0 10
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0  9
 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 1. 0. 0. 1. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 1. 0. 1.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  4  8
 + Average chime: 13 bells, bourdon code 18 (min 12, max 34)

Plot of site counts:  Treble Weight Code (across) versus Number of Bells (up)
L 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 99 TOT NR
 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     0 23
 .                                   .                                  1.                                   .                 1 20
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .             1   1 19
 .                                   .                   1  0  0  0  0  0. 0  0  2                           .                 3 18
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0 17
 .                                   .                      1            .                                   .                 1 16
 .                                   .       1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  1                  .                 2 15
 .                                   .          1  0  0  0  0  0  3  1  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1.                 6 14
 .                                   .                          +        .                                   .                 0 13
 .                                   .          1  0  1  0  1  1         .                                   .                 4 12
 .                                   .             2  0  0  1            .                                   .             2   5 11
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0 10
 .                                   .                                   .                                   .                 0  9
 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 1. 0. 0. 0. 0. 0. 1. 0. 1.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 1   4  8
 + Average chime: 13 bells, treble code 34 (min 27, max 49)
NOTE: For each pair of plots on this page, the two plots can be expected to have the following similarities and differences:

Chimes without baton keyboards

Zvons and rings are excluded.
 
Plot of site counts:  Bourdon Weight Code (across) versus Number of Bells (up)
5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 99 TOT NR
 .                       .                                   .                                   .                         2   2 99
 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     0 23
 .                       .                                   .                                   .                         1   1 22
 .             1  0  0  0. 1  0  1                           .                                   .                             3 21
 .                      2. 0  1  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  1  0  1  0  0  0  0  1.                         2   9 20
 .                1  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  1. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1.                         2   6 19
 .                      1. 0  1  2  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  1. 0  0  0  0  1  0  1  0  0  0  1  1.                         5  15 18
 .                      1. 0  1  0  0  0  0  2  0  0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0. 0  0  0  0  1           2   8 17
 .                      1. 2  5  1  0  3  0  1  0  0  0  0  2. 0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1.                         6  23 16
 .             2  1  1  3. 2  3  2  2  1  0  1  0  1  1  0  2. 0  0  0  0  1  0  1  0  0  0  0  1.                        10  35 15
 .                      4. 1  3  8  6  3  1  5  1  4  2  1  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  3.                        16  58 14
 .                1  0  2. 2 10  2  5  2  0  0  0  1         .                                   .                         1  26 13
 .                      8. 3 11  9  3 12+ 1  1  0  3  1  0  0. 0  1  1  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  1. 0  0  0  0  1           8  65 12
 .                   1  3. 2 32 24 31 22  3  3  0  1  0  1  1. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1         .                        13 138 11
 .                      3. 4 24 42 25 53 18  5  0  2  4  0  3. 1                                 .                        11 195 10
 .       1  0  0  0  0  1. 0  1  4 16 22  3  2  1  1  1  0  1. 0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  1             11  67  9
 .  .  .  .  . 1. 0. 0. 3. 0. 2. 1. 2. 5. 1. 1. 3. 1. 0. 0. 1. 1. 0. 1.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 7  30  8
 + Average chime: 12 bells, bourdon code 18 (min  8, max 42)

Plot of site counts:  Treble Weight Code (across) versus Number of Bells (up)
L 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 HI 99 TOT NR
 .           .                                   .                                   .                                     2   2 99
 .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .     0 23
 .           .                                   .                                   .                                     1   1 22
 .       1  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1   .                                   .                                         3 21
 .           .                   2  0  1  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0. 0  2                                4   9 20
 .           .                         1  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1            .                                     4   6 19
 .           .                      1  0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0. 0  1  0  1                         12  15 18
 .           .                      1  0  0  0  0. 1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  5   8 17
 .           .             1  1  3  1  0  0  1  0. 1  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1       13  23 16
 .           .       2  1  1  2  0  1  1  0  1  1. 0  0  0  1  1                     .                                    23  35 15
 .           .          2  0  1  1  3  3  2  1  0. 1  0  2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0. 0  0  0  0  0  1                   40  58 14
 .           .          1  1  1  2  1  1         .                                   .                                    19  26 13
 .           . 1  0  5  1  5  4+ 4  5  1  1  0  0. 0  0  0  0  1  1                  .                                    36  65 12
 .           . 3  2 17  7 14  9  4  1  1  1      .                                   .                                    79 138 11
 .           . 4  1  8 19  6 17  4  0  0  0  1  1.                                   .                                   134 195 10
1. 0  0  0  0. 0  1  8 12  1  0  0  0  1  0  0  0. 1                                 .                                    42  67  9
1. 0. 0. 2. 0. 2. 0. 1. 4. 0. 1. 0. 0. 0. 0. 1. 0. 0. 1.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .17  30  8
 + Average chime: 12 bells, treble code 31 (min 21, max 62)

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This summary page was built from the database on 18-Jan-04 and last revised 9-May-07.

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