Bishop Whipple Memorial Chime


   Bishop Whipple Memorial Tower
   Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour
   6th Street NW, btwn 1st & 2nd Avenues
   Faribault, Minnesota, USA
   LL: N 44.29681, W 93.27078
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   Jerry Pardue


   Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour
     515 - 2nd Avenue, NW
     Faribault, MN  55021
     P.O. Box 816
     Faribault, MN  55021-0816
   T: 507-334-7732   F: 507-334-9132
   E: coms1@q.com




   Added semitone is flat 7th.
   Also a Meneely (West Troy) swinging
   bell of 3600 lb, cast in 1869.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 10 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C D   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The presence or absence of a practice console is unknown
   The whole instrument was installed in 1902
     with bells made by McShane     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nW1   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2001

The Cathedral Website has a sketch of the tower on the home page.  The History page mentions Bishop Whipple and the tower built in his memory.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane 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 MN.

   This page was built from the database on  7-Jan-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/01/02
   and on technical data last updated on 1994/01/11

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