Bacheller Memorial Chimes


   Gunnison Memorial Chapel
   St.Lawrence University
   Park Street and University Avenue
   Canton, New York, USA
   LL: N 44.59157, W 75.16298
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   Chaplain's Office
   St.Lawrence University
   200 Gunnison Chapel
   23 Romoda Drive
   Canton, NY  13617
   T: (315)229-5130   F: (315)229-5628


   1700 daily when school is in session


   Added semitone is flat 7th; donated
   by Irving Bacheller, Class of 1882,
   in honor of his wife Ann; tenor bears
   inscription to her.
   Oct.2013: tower spire damaged by fire,
   but bells survived.

*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   /    F A# 4
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1926
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nW1   
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1993

The University Website has a photo page about the Chapel.  The chime has its own Website, which is quite extensive and informative.

YouTube video (1:00) of the chime being played

News article indicates that the fire which did major damage to spire did cause some damage to the wooden bell frame but the bells are intact.

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 NY.

   This page was built from the database on 22-Jun-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/06/05
   and on technical data last updated on 1992/06/06

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