ARMENTIERES : FRANCE - 59

*Location:

   Beffroi de l'Hôtel de Ville
   Place Général de Gaulle
     at Place Saint-Vaast (D945A)
   Armentières, 59 Nord, France
   LL: N 50.68652, E 2.88235
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*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Diatonic minor octave plus flat 7th;
   also a larger swinging bell (disused)
   and a larger hour bell, all by Wauthy;
   with disused 12-hammer drum.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic chime of  9 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the itty-bitty octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1928
     with bells made by Wauthy      
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2018
*Links:

The French Wikipedia article about the building has a large photo of it, and gives the weight of the hour bell.

The ARPAC Website presents much more detail than we can here, though it is all in French.  It has photos of the tower and drum.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Wauthy bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all French chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all French chimes by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all French chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in France/Nord.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 29-Sep-18
   based on textual data last updated on 2018/09/19
   and on technical data last updated on 2018/09/10
*Photos:

(none available)

Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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