What was new in these pages in 2004?

This page reports on the evolution of this collection of pages during the year 2004. This helps to keep the "What's New" page to a manageable size. The changes are reported in reverse order, with the latest at the top. Dates show when pages were installed on the Web server, which is not always the same as their internal dates of revision. Revisions to the list of non-carillon things will not be reported, nor will minor (cosmetic) editorial fixes (though the revision dates of such files will change).

For changes which took place subsequent to 2004, see "What's New".


2004/12/16 - Added one site data page and revised one (list IX041216.HTM removed to archive in 2007); revised affected indexes accordingly.

2004/12/15 - Revised two site data pages (list IX041214.HTM removed to archive in 2007).

2004/12/09 - Added one site data page and revised three (list IX041207.HTM removed to archive in 2007); revised affected indexes accordingly, as well as locator maps for nearby sites.

2004/12/08 - Corrected one figure in the page about great bells in carillons; added significant new material to the site data standard format, made minor but substantive changes to the Credits and Disclaimers page, the description of Keyboard Range, and the Search page.

2004/12/07 - Revised the list of great bells in carillons based on information supplied by the Taylor bellfoundry.

2004/12/06 - Added two site data pages and revised 11 (list IX04112W.HTM removed to archive in 2007); revised affected indexes accordingly.

2004/11/20 - Added a site data page for a new traditional carillon (total now 177 in North America); revised 9 site data pages for assorted instruments, including an enlargement and the resolution of a previously uncertain location (list IX041101.HTM removed to archive in 2007); revised affected indexes accordingly.

2004/11/16 - Corrected the attribution of the bourdon of ANN ARBOR - UM/2 in the list of great bells in carillons, and corrected the table at the bottom of that page.

2004/11/05 - Added the weight of the Denver University bourdon to the list of great bells in North American carillons.

2004/11/03 - Provided the actual location of the great bell of Colorado Springs, plus additional related information.

2004/10/13 - Revised 4 site data pages (list IX041011.HTM removed to archive in 2007).

2004/10/01 - Revised 16 site data pages (list IX040927.HTM removed to archive in 2007), several for carillon pedal keyboard ranges; revised affected indexes accordingly.

Revised the historical notes and links on the foundry index page for Gillett & Johnston.

2004/09/26 - Added a site data page for a new non-traditional carillon, and revised 10 other such pages slightly (list IX040925.HTM removed to archive in 2007); revised affected indexes accordingly.

2004/09/23 - Split last year's news into the separate history file referenced below, to save space here.

2004/09/02 - Added entries for Connellsville, PA, and Duluth, MN, to the page of sites that are no more; revised affected indexes accordingly.

2004/08/31 - Revised 12 site data pages (list IX040831.HTM removed to archive in 2007); revised affected indexes accordingly.

2004/08/30 - Revised 18 site data pages (list IX040830.HTM removed to archive in 2007).

2004/08/29 - Revised four site data pages (list IX040829.HTM removed to archive in 2007); revised affected indexes accordingly.

2004/08/28 - Added four new site data pages and revised 105 for instruments of all types (list IX040827.HTM removed to archive in 2007); added paragraph about the carillon of the 1964 New York World's Fair to sites that are no more; removed site data pages for a chime which turns out to have been a rumor and one in Duluth, MN, which was sold long ago; revised affected indexes accordingly.

Revised the Weblinks for St.Anne's, Lowell, MA (chime) and verified or added Weblinks for most other sites in the update package (paragraph above).

Added to sites that are no more a new section listing instruments originally installed at carillon size but later downsized to chimes.

2004/08/17 - Removed site data page for a defunct non-traditional carillon, and added a corresponding entry in the page of sites that are no more; revised affected indexes accordingly.

Revised a Weblink description for Notre Dame, IN.

2004/08/13 - Removed site data page for a defunct chime, and added a corresponding entry in the page of sites that are no more; revised affected indexes accordingly.

2004/08/12 - Revised the page of sites that are no more to reflect properly the connection between Steeplechase Park and Our Lady of Solace RC Church.

Revised the tenor weight for the new ring at Frederick, MD.

2004/07/30 - Revised 9 site data pages for instruments of all kinds (including one chime enlarged to a carillon) and added 6 site data pages for new instruments of all kinds (list IX040724.HTM removed to archive in 2007); revised affected indexes accordingly.

2004/07/28 - Added photo page for the chimola in Old Greenwich.

Added Weblink to Coney Island entry in sites that are no more.

2004/06/17 - Revised 7 site data pages for carillons and chimes (list IX040612.HTM removed to archive in 2007); revised affected indexes accordingly.  Note especially the move of a chime from Brandon to Boissevain, MB.

2004/06/13 - Added a paragraph about a newly-discovered defunct chime which was once at Coney Island, NY.  Deleted the chime data page for Clinton (Illinois or Indiana?), now confirmed to be defunct (wherever it was).  Reorganized the page of sites that are no more.

2004/06/02 - Revised 2 site data pages for a ring and a chime (list IX040604.HTM removed to archive in 2007); revised affected indexes accordingly.

2004/06/01 - Revised 6 site data pages for carillons (list IX040529.HTM removed to archive in 2007); no indexes were affected.
Added photo of treble bell for the new ring in Frederick, MD.

2004/05/31 - Added several details and another generation to the Hanks genealogy, with additional changes to the Hanks and Meneely index pages.

2004/05/28 - Added new site data page for a non-traditional carillon, and revised one in the same city (list IX040527.HTM removed to archive in 2007>); revised affected indexes accordingly.

2004/05/22 - Revised 3 site data pages for carillons and chimes and added one new site (list IX040517.HTM removed to archive in 2007); revised affected indexes accordingly.

2004/05/15 - Revised 9 site data pages for carillons and chimes (list IX040514.HTM removed to archive in 2007); revised affected indexes accordingly.

2004/05/04 - Revised historical notes on the Hooper/Blake foundry index page.

Added a site data page for a new ring; revised 4 site data pages for carillons and chimes (list IX040504.HTM removed to archive in 2007), some merely by adding a tag to the city name; revised affected indexes accordingly.

2004/04/29 - Added a chime exhibited in 1895 to the list of sites that are no more.

Added distinguishing tags to five site data pages (list IX040419.HTM removed to archive in 2007) without changing anything substantial; revised affected indexes accordingly.

2004/04/16 - Deleted the 10-bell chime of Bay City, MI, which turns out to be made of tubular bells (see the Tower Bells Website) and corrected all related indexes.

2004/04/12 - Revised site data page for

DETROIT - CPB                 : USA - MI    
which is now known to have been a carillon that was down-sized to a chime; revised affected indexes and milestone page accordingly.

2004/04/11 - Revised 4 site data pages (list IX040410.HTM removed to archive in 2007).

2004/04/10 - Revised 11 site data pages for carillons, chimes and rings (list IX040409.HTM removed to archive in 2007), some merely by adding a tag to the city name; also renamed file ILOAKPRK to ILOKPKGE; revised affected indexes accordingly.

Made an interim revision to the Map Use Hints main page.

2004/03/29 - Revised Weblinks for Omaha chime.
Renamed IADAVEPC.HTM to IADAVPC1.HTM

2004/03/23 - Revised one site data page and added one, both for chimes (list IX040323.HTM removed to archive in 2007); revised affected indexes accordingly.

2004/03/22 - Revised 13 site data pages for carillons, chimes and rings (list IX040321.HTM removed to archive in 2007 plus

New Castle                    : USA - DE     ring of 6
) and revised affected indexes accordingly. Provided workable locator maps for 26 pages (not listed).

2004/03/19 - Revised 7 site data pages for carillons and chimes (list IX040319.HTM removed to archive in 2007), including one chime newly expanded to a carillon; revised affected indexes accordingly.

2004/03/18 - Revised 21 site data pages for carillons (list IX040318.HTM removed to archive in 2007); no indexes were affected except for the retitling of SEWANEE to SEWANEE - 1.

Revised the site data page for one chime and added one for a new ring (list IX040315.HTM removed to archive in 2007); revised affected indexes for the ring.

2004/03/17 - Revised the milestones in North American traditional carillon history to reflect the recent confirmation that the "Hemony" bells (at least) in the carillon of Alfred University are forgeries.

Revised 122 site data pages for carillons (traditional and non-traditional) to reflect changes in the GCNA roster (including lapsed memberships), provide 9-digit zip codes, and incorporate new information; added one new page. For a few of these (list IX040209c.HTM removed to archive in 2007), affected indexes were revised accordingly; for the remainder (list IX040209n.HTM removed to archive in 2007), no indexes were affected.  As usual, all Weblinks were verified (causing some broken ones to be removed); numerous new links were added, and additional information gained from them was incorporated into the revised pages.

The chime formerly listed in West Chester, PA, is no more; affected indexes were revised accordingly.

2004/02/25 - Removed BLINK attribute from non-frames version of data top page for compliance with accessibility standards.

Revised contact information on Meeks & Watson foundry index page, and added information about American representatives to the foundry index pages for Eijsbouts, Paccard and Petit & Fritsen.

2004/01/29 - Revised the Rincker foundry index to include some information about a related American foundry. Also revised the McShane foundry index to replace an obsolete link with some historical information.
Revised site data pages for

DAYTON - D                    : USA - OH     trad
MUNCIE - BSU                  : USA - IN     trad

2004/01/20 - Revised most summary pages to provide better cross-linking, and added a new summary for chimes.

2004/01/19 - Added another summary for North America.

2004/01/18 - Revised site data pages for

SAINT JOHN - T                : CANADA - NB  chime
SAINT JOHNS                   : CANADA - NF  chime

2004/01/14 - Revised 4 site data pages (list IX040114.HTM removed to archive in 2007); no indexes were affected.

Added two new summaries for North America.

Changed character set specification for most index pages and some text pages to ISO-8859-1 for better display of characters with diacritical marks (names of French or Spanish origin). Removed character set specification from 7 site data pages. Note that pages without any character set specification should default to ISO-8859-1 in Web browsers which are compliant with W3C standards.

2004/01/10 - Revised the milestones in North American chimes and the list of sites that are no more to include the first chime made by the Hanks/Niles foundry, now tied for the second chime made in America.

2004/01/09 - Revised site data page for

BLOOMINGTON - 1               : USA - IN     trad

2004/01/07 - Revised 3 site data pages of all kinds (list IX040107.HTM removed to archive in 2007); no indexes were affected.

2004/01/06 - Revised 21 site data pages of all kinds (list IX040105.HTM removed to archive in 2007); connected the "lost" chime of Bridgeport to St.Mark's Chapel, Storrs, and moved Highland Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, to "lost" status. Revised affected indexes accordingly.

2004/01/03 - Removed chime entries for Birmingham, AL (Methodist Church) and Valrico, FL; both have been found to be based on unsubstantiated rumors. Revised affected indexes accordingly.


Prior years' news has been moved into the following separate files to save space here.

2003 - See What was new in these pages in 2003?.
2002 - See What was new in these pages in 2002?.
2001 - See What was new in these pages in 2001?.
2000 - See What was new in these pages in 2000?.
1999 - See What was new in these pages in 1999?.
1998 - See What was new in these pages in 1998?.
1997 - See What was new in these pages in 1997?.


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