Index to Central & South American sites by maker

Carillons and chimes in Central and South America contain bells supplied by a variety of bellfoundries.  The sites are listed by foundry in the following order:

For an explanation of what this index contains (and does NOT contain), and of the additional details on each entry, see the Bellfoundry Indexes Advice.

Bellfoundry unknown

The sources which reported the existence of these instruments did not identify their makers.
ARUBA                         : NED.ANTIL.   ???? C  chime
   Spritzer & Fuhrmann, Jewellers 
BUENOS AIRES - MU             : ARGENTINA    1996 R  non-trad
   Torre del Consejo Deliberante
LA FLORIDA                    : CHILE        ???? C  chime
   Iglesia san Vicente de Paúl
ORANJESTAD - RP               : NED.ANTIL.   ???? C  chime
   Royal Plaza Mall
SANTIAGO                      : CHILE        ???? C  non-trad
   Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Merced 
SAO PAULO - BR                : BRAZIL       ???? C  non-trad
   Banco Real

Schilling, Apolda, Germany

BUENOS AIRES - MU             : ARGENTINA    1930 C  non-trad
   Torre del Consejo Deliberante
MERCEDES                      : ARGENTINA    1931 C  mech? 
   Iglesia de los Palotinos 
Complete list of Schilling foundry output.

Eijsbouts, Asten, Netherlands

SAO PAULO - VF                : BRAZIL       1951 C  trad
   Catholic church 
WILLEMSTAD - CM               : NED.ANTIL.   1951 C  trad
   Curaçao Museum 
WILLEMSTAD - SF/1             : NED.ANTIL.   1954 C  chime
   Spritzer & Fuhrmann, Jewellers 
CARACAS                       : VENEZUELA    1969 C  chime
PARAMARIBO - T                : SURINAME     1976 C  trad
   Toren op Vaillantsplein/Valliantsplein
ORANJESTAD - H                : NED.ANTIL.   1989 C  chime
   Holland Aruba Mall 
WILLEMSTAD - CB/1             : NED.ANTIL.   1989 C  chime
   Citco Bank
WILLEMSTAD - CB/2             : NED.ANTIL.   1991 C  chime
   Citco Bank
Complete list of Eijsbouts foundry output.

Petit & Fritsen, Aarle-Rixtel, Netherlands

LIMA - SDF                    : PERU         1957 C  non-trad
   Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de Fatima 
HAVANA                        : CUBA         1958 C  trad
   Our Lady of Lourdes Church 
WILLEMSTAD - SF/2             : NED.ANTIL.   1958 C  non-trad
   (currently unidentified)
   was Spritzer & Fuhrmann, Jewellers
LEON                          : NICARAGUA    1959 C  trad
   Cathedral of St.Peter 
SAO PAULO - MC                : BRAZIL       1959 C  trad
   Catedral da Sé
   Metropolitan Cathedral
   Catedral Metropolitana de São Paulo 
TEGUCIGALPA                   : HONDURAS     1960 C  trad
   Basilica de Suyapa 
BAYAMON                       : PUERTO RICO  1962 C  mech?
   Collegia Santa Rita 
MONTEVIDEO - CC               : URUGUAY      1962 C  trad
   Beffroi de la Mairie Communale
PARAMARIBO - J                : SURINAME     1963 F  chime
   J.L.Jong A Kiem N.V.
SAN CRISTOBAL                 : VENEZUELA    1963 C  trad
   Iglesia de Los Recolletos
SAN SALVADOR                  : EL SALVADOR  1963 C  trad
   Iglesia María  Auxiliadora 
PHILIPSBURG - G               : NED.ANTIL.   1968 C  non-trad
   Government House
CARTAGO                       : COSTA RICA   1969 C  chime
   Almacén Gonzalez
PHILIPSBURG - SF              : NED.ANTIL.   1969 C  non-trad
   Omega Watch Company
   (was Spritzer & Fuhrmann)
HATO REY                      : PUERTO RICO  1980*C  non-trad
   Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico 
   (Universidad Politécnica de P.R.) 
   * installed here in 1992
PARAMARIBO - J                : SURINAME     1963 E  chime
   J.L.Jong A Kiem N.V.
Complete list of Petit & Fritsen foundry output.

Michiels, Belgium

MONTEVIDEO - Unknown !        : URUGUAY      ???? C  mech?
GUATEMALA CITY                : GUATEMALA    1932 C  mech?
Complete list of Michiels foundry output.

Paccard, Annecy, France

LA MERCED                     : ARGENTINA    ???? C  non-trad
BUENOS AIRES - ME             : ARGENTINA    1912 C  mech?
HIGUEY                        : DOMINICAN R  1977 C  non-trad
   Catedral Basilica de Nuestra Señora 
     de la Altagracia
COTIA                         : BRAZIL       2014 C  chime
   Basilica Nossa Senhora de Fátima
Complete list of Paccard foundry output.

Rincker, Germany

VALDIVIA                      : CHILE        19?? C  chime

COQUIMBO                      : CHILE        1999 C  peal
   Cruz del Tercer Milenio
Complete list of Rincker foundry output.

Taylor, Loughborough, England

SMITH'S PARISH                : BERMUDA      1910 F  chime
   Church of St.Mark the Apostle (Anglican) 
SMITH'S PARISH                : BERMUDA      1912 E  chime
   Church of St.Mark the Apostle (Anglican) 
PORT-AU-PRINCE                : HAITI        1960 C  chime
   Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
PEMBROKE                      : BERMUDA      1970 C  trad
   St.John the Evangelist Anglican Church 
Complete list of Taylor foundry output.

Vanbergen, Heiligerlee, Netherlands
and Greenwood, South Carolina, USA

LIMA - CC                     : PERU         1954 C  non-trad
   Catholic Church 
BELO HORIZONTE                : BRAZIL       1959 C  trad
ANTIGUA                       : B. W. I.     1960 C  chime
   Northwest Tower 
   Cathedral Church of St.John the Divine 
BRASILIA                      : BRAZIL       19?? C  chime
   Catholic Church
Complete list of Vanbergen foundry output.

Whitechapel, London, England

Older bells carry the name Mears & Stainbank
(UNKNOWN)                     : TRINIDAD     1830 C  chime
   Catholic Church
PORT OF SPAIN - HT            : TRINIDAD     1880 C  chime
   Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity (Anglican) 
MONTEGO BAY                   : JAMAICA      1959 C  chime
   St.James Parish Church (Anglican) 
Complete list of Whitechapel foundry output.

Miscellaneous founders, not listed above

One instance each; in order by year.
LA PLATA                      : ARGENTINA    1999 C  non-trad
   La Catedral
   cast by De Poli, Italy
Trindade                      : Brazil       2018 -  great
   Sanctuary of the Divine Eternal Father
   cast by Metalodlew SA (Cracow, Poland) 
    with Jan Felczynski Church Bells Manufactory (Przemysl, Poland)

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