Deeds Memorial Tower Carillon Historical Park South Patterson Boulevard at Carillon Boulevard Dayton, Ohio, USA LL: N 39.73097, W 84.19760
Larry Weinstein PO Box 707 Yellow Creek, OH 45387-0707 H: (937)767-1216 W: (937)293-2841 F: (937)293-5798 E: Larry.Weinstein@wright.edu
Dayton History Brady Kress, President 1000 Carillon Boulevard Dayton, OH 45409-2023 T: (937)293-2841 F: (937)293-5798 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
3pm every Sunday during open season (May 1 - Oct 31) for Carillon Historical Park (free--open 10-6 Tues-Sat, 1-6 Sun & holidays)
Original carillon was the only one by Meneely of Troy; with it were 9 non-speaking bells (later 8) not tuned to the carillon. Old bass bell remains on display near the tower. Newest trebles were originally part of MECHANICSBURG - 4, USA - PA (see under 'Former Carillons' below). Aug.2005: Carillon Historical Park merged with Montgomery County Historical Society to form Dayton History. Electric action added to 32 notes in March 2010, instead of repairing the elevator.
Traditional carillon of 57 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is A# in the bass octave Transposition is nil (concert pitch) Keyboard range: A#G / A#C 26 There is one missing bass semitone There is a non-identical practice console The instrument was enlarged in 1992 with bells made by Petit & Fritsen Prior history: In 1988, the present instrument was begun with 50 bells by Petit & Fritsen In 1973, the original instrument was enlarged to its final size with bells made by vanBergen (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1964, some bells were retuned by vanBergen (0 bells remain from that work.) In 1942, the original instrument was begun with 23 bells by Meneely/Troy (0 bells remain from that work.) Auxiliary mechanisms: E32 Tower details: Height of console: 27 meters above ground Height of lowest level of bells: 32 meters above ground Height of highest level of bells: 38 meters above ground Belfry openness: 99% Year of latest technical information source is 1992
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