WUPPERTAL-ELBERFELD : GERMANY-BRD

*Location:

   Uhrenhaus Abeler
   Poststr.11, at Schwanenstrasse
   Wuppertal-Elberfeld,
     Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
   LL: N 51.25766, E 7.14768
Site locator map
Google Maps perspective photography shows that the alcove and bell frame are still present on the building.
City locator maps and gazetteer page

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Formerly played music at 1000, 1200,
   1600, 1800, with two moving figures;
   another figure every quarter hour
   and yet another at every hour.

*Remarks:

   Includes older bells by Feldmann,
   Marschall.
   The Wuppertal Watch Museum was here
   1958-2016; store closed in 2017, but
   bells apparently remain in place.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 37 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The instrument was enlarged in 19__
     with bells made by an unknown maker
   Prior history:
     In 1963, the instrument was enlarged to 28 bells
       by Eijsbouts   
     In 1951, the instrument was begun with 12 bells
       made by an unknown maker
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2020
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The German Wikipedia article about the former Wuppertal Watch Museum includes information about these bells.

Photo of the glockenspiel
The Wikimedia Commons category for the glockenspiel has 8 photos and a sound clip.

A Waymarking page for these bells has 5 photos.

Where the initial phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unidentified bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.
Where the second phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of unidentified bellfoundries, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all German non-traditional carillons by 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 glockenspiels in the world.

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

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 26-Mar-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/03/21
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/03/21
*Photos:

(none available)

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