Swasey Chapel
   Denison University
   Ridge Road
   Granville, Ohio, USA
   LL: N 40.07120, W 82.52176
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   Music Department
   Denison University
   100 South Street
   Granville, OH  43023-1359
   T: 740-587-0810




   Chimestand removed in electrification
   by I.T.Verdin Co.  Strikers and
   keyboard replaced in expansion.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 16 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 2013
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Prior history:
     In 1924, the instrument was begun with 10 bells
       by Meneely/Troy
       Transposition was nil (concert pitch)
       Keyboard range was:     F F   /    NONE  
       There were two added semitones
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nC    
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 16 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   32 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:    %
   Year of latest technical information source is 2019

News article, with 30-item slide show (no captions), on the addition of 6 bells to Swasey Chapel.

The Denison Website might (or might not) display a large photo of the chapel on the home page.  The Chapel page has a photo of the bell tower and memorializes the chime.  Another Chapel page has a different photo of the building.  The Campus page has a photo of the chapel.  A 2006 article by a bell ringer says that the chimestand was replaced by a "small mechanical keyboard" in the 1970s; but in fact it is a small electric keyboard, located where the chimestand used to be, far below the bells.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Meneely (Troy) bellfoundry.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

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  4-Nov-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/04/15
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/01/14

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