History of the Chimes

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When someone asks you to hum the Westminster chime, chances are, you know exactly what they’re talking about. That graceful 4-note melody is as distinctive to clocks as it is ingrained in our souls. But what is it, and why is that chime used in clocks? What about the other chimes? Where do they come from and why are they used?

Let’s jump right in and examine each of the main chimes!