Fortnum & Mason
   Piccadilly Circus, near Old Bond Street
     London, W.1, England
   OS Ref. TQ 292 804
   LL: N 51.50803, W 0.13971
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   Fortnum & Mason
   181 Piccadilly
   London  W1A 1ER
   T: 207/734 8040


   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters;
   automatic play after hour strike
   from clock by Thwaites & Reed, with
   animated figures of Mr.Fortnum and


   Clock on façade over main door; bells
   within building behind clock; added
   semitones are sharp 4th and its octave,
   flat 7th & sharp octave (F#,Bb,C#,F#).

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 17 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is C  in the itty-bitty octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range: (G) C G   /    NONE  
   There are four added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1964
     with bells made by Whitechapel 
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2006

The firm's history mentions the clock and bells.

An extensive article about the bells includes many good photos.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Whitechapel bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all British Isles chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all British Isles chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all British Isles chimes by year of completion.

Index to all glockenspiels in the world.

Index to all tower bell instruments in England.

   This page was built from the database on 23-Feb-13
   based on textual data last updated on 2013/02/12
   and on technical data last updated on 2006/06/30

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