Santa House
   West Main Street at Jerome Street
   Midland, Michigan, USA
   LL: N 43.61451, W 84.24794
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   Santa House
   301 West Main Street
   Midland, MI  48640-5162
   - or -
   The Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School
   Holly Valent, Registrar
   2408 Pinehurst Court
   Midland, MI  48640
   E: hollyhoho@aol.com


   Animated hour strike + tunes, 8am-10pm
   (usually); clock jack & jill
   alternately "strike" hour bell.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is G  in the treble octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range: (C#)G --  /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1998
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Year of latest technical information source is 2010


The Santa House is pictured on the home page of the Santa Claus School, oldest such institution in the world.  (The cute snowflake animation may cause jitter on some modern browsers or system lockup on some older ones.)

Photo and brief description from Glockenspiel USA.

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 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 MI.


   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/08/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/08/28

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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