POTTSTOWN - Mobile/2 : USA - PA

   DellaPenna Travelling Carillon

*Location:

   travels with "Cast in Bronze"
     musical group; based in
   Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA
*Former Location (1951-2009, old bells):
   St.Barnabas Roman Catholic Church
   63rd Street and Buist Avenue
   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
   LL: N 39.92239, W 75.22663
Site locator map not applicable

*Carillonist:

   Frank DellaPenna, Carillonneur   (C)
   2460 North Hill Camp Road
   Pottstown, PA  19465-8825
   H: (610)469-0261   W: (215)783-0330

*Contact:

   Frank & Anne DellaPenna
   PO Box 281
   St.Peters, PA  19470-0281
   T: 800-601-6609  or  610-469-0261
   E: fdp51@aol.com

*Schedule:

   Special events; for current details
   see Website - www.castinbronze.com

*Remarks:

   Frame, keyboard & action by Ewald
   Stellrecht, ESE Machines, Coatesville,
   PA.  Inaugurated Dec.2010 at Longwood
   Gardens.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 35 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    C G   
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 2010
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     In 1951, the instrument was begun with 25 bells
       with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  2 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:    2 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:   4 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  99%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2011
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

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

Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all North American traditional carillons by year of completion.

Other medium carillons with similar keyboard ranges.

Index to all traveling carillons in the world.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 10-Aug-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/08/05
   and on technical data last updated on 2011/01/09
*Photos:

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