Rajabai Clock Tower
   University Library
   University of Mumbai
   (was University of Bombay)
   Fort Campus
   Bhaurao Patil Road
   Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India
   LL: N 18.92971, E 72.83011
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   University of Mumbai Library
   Rajabai Tower
   K.B. Patil Marg
   Fort, Mumbai  400 032
   T: 22/2673621


   Autoplay (presumably from drum) of 12
   different tunes daily


   Added semitones are sharp 4th in both
   octaves, minor 6th & flat 7th
   (in ringing scale: 12 + 2#,7#,8#,9#,
   or 2#,6b,7b,8b); supplied through
   Lund & Blockley, clockmakers,
   hence mechanism presumed.
   Unplayable from 1930s for many years,
   but was reported playing in 1993.

*Technical data:

   Mechanical-automatic chime of 16 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     C G   /    NONE  
   There are four added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1883
     with bells made by Taylor      
   Auxiliary mechanisms: M     
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006

Photo of the clock tower, as seen on the University's home page
About the library and its building; the text includes description of the clock tower (which appears in the background of this page and many others), but the bells are not mentioned.

News article on the clock tower; the clock can go four days between windings, but the clock-chime must be wound every 30 hours.  With photos of the clock and tower. Clock-chime machinery is on the level below the clock itself, which is below the bells.

A tourist page containing a paragraph about the clock tower (scroll about halfway down), with a link to...
a tower photo

A map page shows the general location of various colleges within the city, but does not clearly identify which one is the Fort campus.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Asia & Pacific Rim chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Asia & Pacific Rim chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Asia & Pacific Rim chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in India.

   This page was built from the database on 26-Jul-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/05/30
   and on technical data last updated on 2023/05/30

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