North American chimes
summarized by foundry and decade of installation

The table below shows the number of chimes produced for installation in North America by the various bellfoundries, counted by decade, without regard to whether any were later destroyed, enlarged or replaced.  Omitted are those present chimes which were originally installed as rings.  Domestic foundries are listed first, then foreign foundries; within each group, foundries are listed in the approximate order of first chime produced.

               - - 18xx decades - - ) ( - - - - - - 19xx decades - - - - - - ) ( - 20xx decades
Foundry       40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s  00s 10s 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s  00s 10s
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Mayer/Dyer     1                                         (history)
Hanks/Niles    .   1   1                                 (list)
Jones          .   3   4  17   1                         (list)
Hooper/Blake   .   1   5   4   .   .                     (list)
Meneely(Wvlt)  .   6  15  16   5  11   38  27  32  10   6   .             (unknown: 6; list)
Meneely(Troy)  .   .   .   6  18  16   29  19  53  13   5   2                         (list)
McShane        .   .   .   3  20  15   13  36  37   6   .   1            (unknown: 17; list)
Vanduzen       .   .   .   3   .   6    6   .   .   .   .   .             (unknown: 2; list)
Stuckstede     .   .   .   .   1   4    .   .   .   .                                 (list)
Vanbergen      .   .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   3   3     (unknown: 4; list)
MeeksWatson    .   .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    1  .    (list)

Whitechapel    1   .   .   .   1   2    1   2   2   .   .   1   .   1   1   .    .  .    (list)
Paccard        .   .   .   .   .   1    .   1   .   .   .   .   .   1   2   1    .  .    (list)
Taylor         .   .   .   .   .   1    .   4   6   7   .   2   4   1   1   4    1  .    (list)
GillettJohnston.   .   .   .   .   .    2   2  11   4   2   .                            (list)
Warner         .   .   .   .   .   .    .   2                                            (list)
PetitFritsen   .   .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .  16  13   9   5   6    1  .    (list)
Eijsbouts      .   .   .   .   .   .    .   .   .   .   .   2   1   2  15   3    .  .    (list)
 (other)       .   .   1   .   .   1    .   .   1   2   .   1   1   .   .   .    1  .    (list)
The "unknown" figures above represent chimes of known origin but unknown date.

Not plotted above are about 30 chimes of unknown origin and mostly unknown date, as well as a few of such mixed origin that they cannot be attributed to a particular foundry.

The "list" links are to the respective foundry index pages, which include not only chimes but also carillons, rings and great bells.


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