BEREA - 1 : USA - KY

   William Goodell Frost Memorial Chimes


   Phelps Stokes Chapel
   Berea College
   Chestnut Street (US Hwy.25)
     near Ellipse Street
   Berea, Kentucky, USA
   LL: N 37.57154, W 84.29216
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   Berea College
   Berea, KY  40404
   T: (859)985-3000


   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters


   Memorial to an early president of the
   College.  Added semitone is flat 7th.
   Electric keyboard was near organ
   console in main auditorium.
   Derelict chimestand remains in tower.
   2007: A 1927 Meneely chimestand (ex
   P.Price) has been acquired from
   Bill De Turk for use in renovation.
   2008: Rehung by Meeks, Watson & Co.,
   with new clappers and action, and
   added electric quarter strike.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     F G   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   There is no practice console
   The present keyboard was installed in 2008
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Prior history:
     In 1917, the complete instrument was installed
       with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   Auxiliary mechanisms: Q4    
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 25 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   30 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  30 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:   5%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2008
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.

The Berea College Website has little information about the chapel and none about the chime.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) 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 KY, including the 56-bell carillon (-2) on the same campus.

   This page was built from the database on 14-Dec-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/12/12
   and on technical data last updated on 2008/11/14

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