In 1986, Island Winds© decided to experiment with an ancient Greek five note scale, called the pentatonic scale. This musical scale existed before the western diatonic scale evolved and has its roots in early history.
Island Winds suspended the six tuned bells at each bell’s nodal point which is a hole drilled at a point determines by the length of each note’s sound wave, part way along the length of the tube. The tubing is one inch in diameter from 11 inches to 16 inches in length.
This results in a very bright and clear note when each bell is struck. They’ve included the high “C” giving six clear, loud notes from this chime.
Chimes are now made with a glass disk clapper and not the wooden clapper.
Made in Prince Edward Island, Canada