Kettwigerstraße 22
   Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
   LL: N 51.45392, E 7.01283
*Original location:
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   Deiter company
   Kettwigerstraße 22
   D-45127 Essen


   Autoplay on the hour 0900-2000 daily;
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters, with
   hour strike by clock jack in belfry.


   Original bells cast 1926-29; removed to
   rural hiding places in 1940;
   original building destroyed in WW II;
   reassembled in current location 1949;
   moving figures added in 1958 and 1970;
   overhauled in 2016.
   Mechanism and controls built by Deiter
   company and local subcontractors.
   City cultural monument since 2017.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 26 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1928
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   Auxiliary mechanisms: I     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  - meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:    %
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020

A Waymarking page for these bells has 6 photos of the building.

The German Wikipedia article about these bells says that they have been under cultural heritage management since 7 July 2017.

A Photo from Wikimedia Commons shows the full height of the assembly, but its caption suggests that the figures no longer move.

In a YouTube short video (from a smartphone), closeup shows action, but the sound is not from the bells.

A YouTube video (3:45) starts with bell music, then recorded music but non-moving figures.

A YouTube video (5:17) starts with a Westminster strike at noon with a clock jack; then two upper figures appear to strike 2 small bells; three middle figures move without music, then retreat; three lower figures move to recorded music (with three different figures appearing in the center space); shades open on the four lowest spaces, and inner figures animate as if playing music (recorded).

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

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany/Nordrhein-Westfalen.

   This page was built from the database on 18-Jul-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/07/15
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/07/14

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