The Gardner Chime


   Trinity Episcopal Church
   316 Adams and North St.Clair Streets
   Toledo, Ohio, USA
   LL: N 41.65265, W 83.53346
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   Music Office
   Trinity Church
   One Trinity Plaza
   Toledo, OH  43604-1503
   T: (419)243-1231   F: (419)243-0920




   Electrified twice, first with pusher
   solenoids (now disused), then with
   external solenoids; not known whether
   chimestand survives.  Also an indepen-
   dent 2000# swinging bell.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard chime of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C# in the middle octave
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1943
     with bells made by Meneely/Troy
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nC    
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2017

The church Website now has no exterior photos, no history, and no mention of these bells.

A news article (Dec.2016) about bell towers in Toledo mentions this chime, and has two photos of the bells.

A news article (Dec.2012) on plans to restore the chime has several clickable photos.

Facebook page on fundraising for, and restoration of, the chime

Website of the company that installed the new playing mechanism

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 OH.

   This page was built from the database on 29-Jun-18
   based on textual data last updated on 2018/06/27
   and on technical data last updated on 2017/01/01

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