William Foresman Chime


   Pickaway County Courthouse
   South Court and Franklin Streets
   Circleville, Ohio, USA
   LL: N 39.60068, W 82.94620
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   Donald Metzler


   Pickaway County Courthouse
   207 South Court Street
   Circleville, OH  43113-1648
   T: (740)474-3117   F: (740)474-8988


   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters, 8am
   to 8pm; automatic tunes every quarter
   hour, 12 to 1pm; by hand for special


   Also a disused clock bell by Vanduzen
   & Tift, 1872.  External automatic
   system added in 1990s, does not inter-
   fere with chimestand transmission.
   Courthouse lobby has Ohio Bicentennial
   bell for this county, cast by Verdin
   on Oct.19, 2001.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 11 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     F G   /    F A# 4
   There are two added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1926
     with bells made by Meneely/Wvlt
   Year of latest technical information source is 2002


Pictures of the courthouse, some from old postcards.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Watervliet) 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 OH.


   This page was built from the database on 25-Aug-10
   based on textual data last updated on 2010/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2010/08/05

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