Seabury Chime
   (originally The Charles Seabury
     Memorial Chimes)


   Seabury Tower
   Grace Episcopal Church
   Lake Street between Kenilworth and
     Forest Avenues
   Oak Park, Illinois, USA
   LL: N 41.88888, W 87.79878
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   Grace Church
   924 Lake Street
   Oak Park, IL  60301-1298
   T: 708-386-8036   F: 708-386-8032
   E: denden1958@runbox.com




   Added semitone is flat 7th.  Bass
   swings without chimestand disconnect.
   Action modified for uniform stroke with
   stop bar on chimestand.
   2023: to be rehung on new steel frame
   by Smith's Bell & Clock Service

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is D  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     D E   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The whole instrument was installed in 1922
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt 
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  5 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:    . meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:   . meters above ground
     Belfry openness:   .%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012

The church Website has a small photo of the tower near the bottom of the home page.  There is a recently added page about the project to rehang the bells.

Their Facebook presence Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) 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 IL.

   This page was built from the database on  9-Feb-24
   based on textual data last updated on 2024/02/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2002/07/26


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