Bijouterie Kurz
   Bahnhofstrasse at Werdmühlestrasse
   Zürich, Switzerland
   LL: N 47.37509, E 8.53910
Site locator map
City locator maps and gazetteer page (canton incorrect)


   Kurz Zurich
   CH-8001 Zürich
   T: 044/219 77 77   F: 044/219 77 78
   E: bahnhofstrasse /@/ juwelierkurz .ch
      bahnhofstrasse /@/ kurz1948 DOTch
      bahnhofstrasse /@/


   Glockenspiel parade at 1100 and 1600


   Pitch of bass bell taken from hour
   strike on a video.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 31 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the itty-bitty octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1982
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007

The company Website has no depictions of its buildings.

A short page about this glockenspiel has a photo showing the parade of figures; it is clickable for a larger version.  A link to a YouTube video (1:38) provides closeups of the figures in action.

A Waymarking page for these bells has 14 photos of the building, the bells and the animation.

10-second video clip

Another YouTube video (6:55)

GCCS photo of the automatic carillon and clock

Stock photo

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all glockenspiels in the world.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Switzerland.

   This page was built from the database on  3-Mar-22
   based on textual data last updated on 2022/02/28
   and on technical data last updated on 2022/02/28

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