Rajabai Clock Tower University Library University of Mumbai (was University of Bombay) Fort Campus Bhaurao Patil Road Mumbai (Bombay), Maharashtra, India LL: N 18.92971, E 72.83011
University of Mumbai Library Rajabai Tower K.B. Patil Marg Fort, Mumbai 400 032 T: 22/2673621
Added semitones are sharp 4th in both octaves, minor 6th & flat 7th (in ringing scale: 12 + 2#,7#,8#,9#, or 2#,6b,7b,8b); supplied through Lund & Blockley, clockmakers, hence mechanism presumed. Unplayable from 1930s for many years, but was reported playing in 1993.
Mechanical-automatic chime of 16 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is C in the middle octave Transposition is not applicable Keyboard range: C G / NONE There are four added semitones The whole instrument was installed in 1883 with bells made by Taylor Year of latest technical information source is 2006
News article on the clock tower; the clock can go four days between windings, but the clock-chime must be wound every 30 hours. With photos of the clock and tower. Clock-chime machinery is on the level below the clock itself, which is below the bells.
A tourist page
containing a paragraph about the clock tower (scroll about halfway down), with a link to...
a tower photo
A map page shows the general location of various colleges within the city, but does not clearly identify which one is the Fort campus.
Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Taylor bellfoundry,
in this region
and in the world.
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Asia and the Pacific Rim chimes by year of completion.
Index to all tower bell instruments in India.
This page was built from the database on 21-Nov-07 based on textual data last updated on 2007/11/16 and on technical data last updated on 2006/12/24
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