DELAWARE - OW : USA - OH

*Location:

   Stuyvesant Hall
   Ohio Wesleyan University
   Oak Hill Avenue west of Liberty Street
   Delaware, Ohio, USA
   LL: N 40.29857, W 83.07573
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*Player:

   (none appointed)

*Contact:

   Ohio Wesleyan University
   61 South Sandusky Street
   Delaware, OH  43015
   T: (740)368-2000  [main switchboard]
   - or -
   Music Office
   T: (740)368-3700
   E: musicd@owu.edu

*Schedule:

   (None during building renovation,
   2011-12)

*Remarks:

   Original installation supervised by
   Frank L.S. Walter of McShane.
   Added semitones are complete from the
   sharp 4th to the sharp octave
   (i.e., missing 2 bass & 1 treble).
   Original electric action by McShane,
   embedded in the chimestand, is defunct.
   Restored in 2012, rededicated in Sept.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (chimestand) of 15 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the middle octave
   Transposition is nil (concert pitch)
   Keyboard range:     C F   /    C G  6
   There are four added semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1930
     with bells made by McShane     
   Auxiliary mechanisms: nI    
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:  95%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2011
*Links:

A press release from 25 Sep 2012 announced the rededication of the fully renovated Stuyvesant Hall, including the restoration of its signature bell tower and "carillon of chimes."  Included was a photo of the center of the building and the bell tower.
A photo gallery about the renovation includes one picture taken in the belfry and another of the bell tower.

The original installation was announced in a news article in The Marion Star (OH), Wed. 11 Mar 1931, p4.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the McShane 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.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on  3-Mar-21
   based on textual data last updated on 2021/03/03
   and on technical data last updated on 2011/07/07
*Photos:

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