Juwelier Hespe
   Hindenburgstraße 16
   Varel, Niedersachsen, Germany
   LL: N 53.39483, E 8.13806
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   Juwelier Hespe
   Hindenburgstraße 16
   D-26316 Varel
   T: 04451 5906   F: 04451 860927
   E: info/@/juwelier-hespe DOTde


   On the hour, 10-12 and 15-17, a
   Frisian figure offers a traditional
   spoonful (of what?); silent on Sundays
   and public holidays.


   Cast in Holland.  At Christmastime, the
   figure is transformed into Santa Claus.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of 17 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    NONE  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1979
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Auxiliary mechanisms: I     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  . meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:    9 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:  10 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:  99%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2023

The company Website has contact information, a small photo of the building on the "about us" page and a page about the glockenspiel.

Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of unknown bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all German chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all German chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all German chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany/Lower Saxony.

   This page was built from the database on  9-Aug-23
   based on textual data last updated on 2023/08/04
   and on technical data last updated on 2023/08/04

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