Inventory of Bells

Burton Memorial Tower - ANN ARBOR (MICHIGAN)

(Reference: 9804)


Description The Burton Memorial Tower is a clock tower located on Central Campus at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor at 230 North Ingalls Street. Housing a grand carillon, the tower was built in 1936 as a memorial for University President Marion Leroy Burton (presidency: 1920–1925). This carillon is the world's fourth-heaviest, containing 53 bells and weighing a total of 43 tons. WIKIPEDIA (21-11-2018)
Bells Charles Baird Carillon
Location: Atop the Burton Memorial Tower
World position: Tied for fourth heaviest carillon in the world
Technical Specification:
No. of bells: 53
Total weight 43 tons
Largest bell: 12 tons; strikes every hour
Smallest bell: 16.5 pounds
Height of support: Bells hang 120 feet (37 m) above campus
Others: Bells are stationary, and only the clappers move via mechanical linkage
Cast by: John Taylor Bellfoundry, in Loughborough, England, in 1936 and 1975
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CANFIELD-DAFILOU, Elliot Kermit; WERNER, Kurt JamesModal Audio Effects: A Carillon Case Study2017
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Editors LLOP i BAYO, Francesc
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