Lower belfry Sint-Romboutstoren (St.Rombold's Tower) Onder den Toren / Sint-Romboutskerkhof Mechelen (Malines, Mechlin), Antwerpen, Belgium LL: N 51.02893, E 4.47829
Rarely played since installation of the modern carillon (STR/2).
Pre-Hemony bells by A.Waghevens (1,1480), S.Waghevens (1,1498), J.Waghevens (1,1515), A.Steylaert (1,1564), M. de Haze (2,1696/97); post-Hemony bells by J. du Mery (1,1735), A.-J. vanden Gheyn (4,1766-84), A.-L.-J. van Aerschodt (1,1844), S. van Aerschodt (1,1860), M. Michiels, Sr. (3,1906), M. Michiels, Jr. (6,1931-52). Drum (inop.) by A.Jullien, Lier, 1736. In 1981, this carillon was relocated (frame and all) from the upper belfry to the lower, above the peal bells of the church. Manual keyboard may be 42 notes G-C.
Traditional carillon of 49 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is F# in the bass octave Transposition is down 4 semitone(s) Keyboard range: D C 47/ A#G There are two missing bass semitones The instrument was enlarged in 1948 with bells made by Michiels Prior history: In 1945, the instrument was enlarged to 48 bells by Michiels (8 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) In 1922, the instrument was enlarged to 45 bells by the maker cited in Remarks above In 1674, the instrument was enlarged to 39 bells by Hemony (27 bells were added in and/or remain from that work.) Previously, the instrument was begun with 26 bells by an unknown maker (0 bells remain from that work.) Auxiliary mechanisms: M Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 1952
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