Christmas Tree Shops
   655 Iyannough Road (MA Rte 132)
   Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA
   LL: N 41.66592, W 70.29199
Site locator map


   E. J. Mullins


   Christmas Tree Shops
   655 Route 132
   Hyannis, MA  02601
   T: 508-778-5521
   - or -
   Christmas Tree Shops General Offices
   261 Whites Path
   South Yarmouth, MA  02664-1217
   T: 508-394-1206


   Shop open daily 9am-9pm, Sun 10-7.


   Glockenspiel with animated figures.
   Formerly listed as South Yarmouth,
   which is not the actual location.
   Not known whether sub-bourdon is usable
   from keyboard; cast in 1942, it
   was originally used for hour strike by
   the E.Howard tower clock visible in
   the tower base.  In 2013, Elderhorst
   Bells replaced clock drives, strikers
   and controls with Clock-O-Matic system;
   now plays only one short tune
   instead of two longer tunes.
   June 2022: tower clock not running,
   automatics at wrong times,
   apparently no animation.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 24 (or 25) bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range: (C )----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1989
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Auxiliary mechanisms: InH   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2022

YouTube video (1:15, Summer 2021) with animation partially in operation

Google StreetView image of the left (south) side of the tower
Google StreetView image of the right (north) side of the tower

The chain store Website has no information specific to this store.  Formerly it provided an audio clip of bells playing, but that seems to have been removed.

A waymarking page has a gallery of photos of the tower, including a closeup of the belfry which shows not only the large hour bell but also the tiny bells of the automatic carillon.  But the visitor who waymarked this only noticed the big clock bell.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Index to all glockenspiels in the world.

Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in MA.

   This page was built from the database on 16-Sep-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/09/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/07/25

Descriptive sign

South side of tower
Photos by Scott Hummel

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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