Index of all European chimes by maker

NOTE:   This list is not complete - many chimes remain to be added for Italy.
Great Britain and Ireland are separately indexed, as are Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

Chimes and chime-sized tower bell instruments in Europe contain bells supplied by a variety of bellfoundries.  Most such sites (exceptions as noted below) are listed here 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, or the phase of work listed here, did not identify their makers. They are listed in city name order rather than date order.
CIUDAD REAL                   : SPAIN        2005 C
   Casa del Arco y Reloj Carillón
HELSINKI                      : FINLAND      1869 ?  zvon
   Campanile
   Uspenski Cathedral (Finnish Orthodox)
HEVIZ                         : HUNGARY      1999 C
   Town hall
KEM - 2                       : RUSSIA       2007 C  zvon
   Courtyard bell sheds
   Solovetsky Monastery
LEGNICA                       : POLAND       1920 C
   SS.Peter and Paul Cathedral
LINZ - K                      : AUSTRIA      1982 C
   Linzer Kiwanis Glockenspiel
   Kiwanis-Klub
MAGDEN                        : SWITZERLAND  ???? C
   Reformed Church
NOVY JICIN                    : CZECH REP.   2013 C
   Radnice (town hall)
PYHÄSALMI - 2                 : FINLAND      ???? C
   Vaskikello (Brassbellstore) Bell Museum
     (main bell shed) 
RHEINFELDEN                   : SWITZERLAND  ???? C
   House
ROSTOV VELIKII                : RUSSIA       ???? ?  zvon
   Uspenski Sobor
   (Assumption Cathedral)
SAINT PETERSBURG - PK/1       : RUSSIA       ???? ?  zvon
   Petropavlovskaya Krepost 
   (Peter & Paul Tower; main belfry) 
SEMBRANCHER                   : SWITZERLAND  1989 C
   Eglise
STOCKHOLM - SH                : SWEDEN       19?? C
   Stadshustorn
ZURICH - PP                   : SWITZERLAND  19?? C
   People's Park

van Aerschodt, Leuven (Louvain), Belgium

 [none known]
Complete list of van Aerschodt foundry output.

Bollée, France

 [none known]
Complete list of Bollée foundry output.

Schilling, Apolda and Heidelberg, Germany

 [none known]
Complete list of Schilling foundry output.

Eijsbouts, Asten, Netherlands

WIEN - BF                     : AUSTRIA      19?? C
   Berndorf Factory

WASSERBILLIG                  : LUXEMBOURG   1952 F
   St.Martin's Church
JONKOPING                     : SWEDEN       1958 C
   St.Sofia Tower
OERLIKON                      : SWITZERLAND  1963 C
   Restaurant Zur Katrin
BUEMPLIZ                      : SWITZERLAND  1965 C
   Tscharnergut Bethlehem
BUELACH                       : SWITZERLAND  1969 C
   School
WASSERBILLIG                  : LUXEMBOURG   1969 E
   St.Martin's Church
VADUZ                         : LIECHTENST.  1973 C
   Hotel Schlössle
DAVOS                         : SWITZERLAND  1977 C
   Niederländisches Asthmacentrum
   (Dutch Asthma Centre)
LINZ - F                      : AUSTRIA      1982 C
   Feichtinger Home
STIERVA                       : SWITZERLAND  1982 C
   Alp da Stierva
WIEN - STJ                    : AUSTRIA      1983 C
   St.Josefskirche
SORENGO                       : SWITZERLAND  1985 C
   (Destination in Italy; unknown)
GRUENAU-HOFSTETTEN            : AUSTRIA      1990 C
   RC Church
MADRID - PB                   : SPAIN        1993 C
   Plus Ultra Building
LEGNICA                       : POLAND       2003 C
   SS.Peter and Paul Cathedral
Complete list of Eijsbouts foundry output.

Petit & Fritsen, Aarle-Rixtel, Netherlands

GOZO                          : MALTA        19?? C
   Lady of Ta' Pinu Shrine Basilica

LUCERNE (LUZERN)              : SWITZERLAND  1966 C
   (Unknown)
USTER                         : SWITZERLAND  1972 C
   Stiftung Wagerenhof
SUMISWALD                     : SWITZERLAND  1976 C
   Turmuhrenfabrik Sumiswald
   (J.G.Baer AG)
RUETTENEN                     : SWITZERLAND  1979 C
   Kirchliches Zentrum (Kirchenzentrum,
     Church Center)
WILLISAU                      : SWITZERLAND  1980 C
   Untertor
SCHARANS                      : SWITZERLAND  1982 C
   Kinderpflege- und Wohnheim Scalottas
BAD RAGAZ                     : SWITZERLAND  1989 C
   (unknown)
CHUR                          : SWITZERLAND  1989 C
   Jäggi Uhren & Bijouterie
GENEVA - G                    : SWITZERLAND  1991 C
   Glockenspiel
GUBKIN                        : RUSSIA       2007 C  zvon
   Cathedral
TASJO                         : SWEDEN       2002 C
   Kyrka (church)
Complete list of Petit & Fritsen foundry output.

Gillett & Johnston, Croydon, England

 [none known]
Complete list of Gillett & Johnston foundry output.

Michiels, Mechelen, Belgium

 [none known]
Complete list of Michiels foundry output.

Olsen Nauen, Tonsberg, Norway

LILLESTRØM                    : NORWAY       1973 C
   Øvre Rælingen kirke 
OSLO - LK                     : NORWAY       1975 C
   Langhus kirke 
DRAMMEN - LS                  : NORWAY       1976 C
   Lier Sykehus 
OSLO - FK                     : NORWAY       1976 C
   Fossum kirke 
OSLO - BK                     : NORWAY       1977 C
   Bredtvet kirke 
OSLO - RK                     : NORWAY       1978 C
   Rødtvet kirke 
OSLO - EK                     : NORWAY       1981 C
   Ellingsrud kirke 
ARENDAL                       : NORWAY       1982 C
   Trefoldighet kirke 
OSLO - VK                     : NORWAY       1984 C
   Vålerenga kirke
REYKJAVIK - BU                : ICELAND      1985 C
   Bustadakirkja
OSLO - SVK                    : NORWAY       1988 C
   Skøyen Vest kirke 
REYKJAVIK - BR                : ICELAND      1988 C
   Breidholtskirkja
OSLO - HK                     : NORWAY       1992 C
   Holmlia kirke 
Complete list of Olsen Nauen foundry output.

Cornille-Havard, Villedieu-les-Poêles, Manche, France

GHAJNSIELEM                   : MALTA        2011 C  peal
   Ghajnsielem Parish Church
Complete list of Cornille-Havard foundry output.

Paccard, Annecy, France

VILLARREAL - 1                : SPAIN        19?? C
   East tower 
   Basilica de San Pasqual

SALVAN                        : SWITZERLAND  1937 C
   Eglise Saint-Maurice
BULLE                         : SWITZERLAND  2005 E
   Eglise Saint-Pierre-aux-Liens
Complete list of Paccard foundry output.

Perner, Passau, Germany

KRAKOW                        : POLAND       ???? C
   Sanktuarium Bozego Milosierdzia
   (Sanctuary of Divine Mercy)
MOSKVA - AM                   : RUSSIA       ???? C  zvon
   Andreevsky Monastery

PYHÄSALMI - 3                 : FINLAND      1980 C
   Vaskikello (Brassbellstore) Bell Museum
PRAHA - STT                   : CZECH REP.   2001 C
   Church of St.Theresa
   (Sv.Teresie)
PRAHA - V                     : CZECH REP.   2001 C
   Church of St.Peter & Paul at Vysehrad
   (Svaty Petr a Pavel)
GRAZ - MS                     : AUSTRIA      2019 C
   Mariensäule (Marian column)
Complete list of Perner foundry output.

Rincker, Sinn, Germany

 [none known]
Complete list of Rincker foundry output.

Rüetschi, Aarau, Switzerland

RUESCHLIKON                   : SWITZERLAND  1967 C
   Nidelbad Hospital
ZUORT                         : SWITZERLAND  1927 C
   Chapel 
   Casa Mengelberg
FLANTHEY                      : SWITZERLAND  1972 C
   Eglise Notre-Dame-des-sept-douleurs
   (Our Lady of Seven Sorrows)
TAMINS                        : SWITZERLAND  1975 C
   Wieland Blumen und Gartenbau AG
AARAU                         : SWITZERLAND  1976 C
   Obertor
STEINHAUSEN                   : SWITZERLAND  1981 C
   Kirchen- und Begegnungszentrum
   (Chilematt Center)
FROIDEVILLE                   : SWITZERLAND  1984 C
   Centre oecuménique
   (Ecumenical Center)
ETOY                          : SWITZERLAND  1988 C
   Chapelle de l'Espérance
WIKON                         : SWITZERLAND  1989 C
   (unknown)
CHAMPÉRY                      : SWITZERLAND  1996 E
   Eglise
Complete list of Rüetschi foundry output.

Sergeys, Leuven, Belgium

LE LOCLE                      : SWITZERLAND  1977 C
   Musée d'horlogerie
   Château des Monts
Complete list of Sergeys foundry output.

Taylor, Loughborough, England

SLIEMA                        : MALTA        1947 C
   St.Gregory the Great Parish Church
     (San Girgor)
Complete list of Taylor foundry output.

Vanbergen, Heiligerlee, Netherlands

 [none known]
Complete list of Vanbergen foundry output.

Whitechapel, London, England

Older bells carry the name Mears & Stainbank
 [none known]
Complete list of Whitechapel foundry output.

Warner, England

MADRID - SF/1                 : SPAIN        1882 C  ring
   South tower
   Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande
MADRID - SF/2                 : SPAIN        1882 C
   North tower
   Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande
Complete list of Warner foundry output.

Bergholtz, Sigtuna, Sweden

MARIESTAD                     : SWEDEN       19?? C
   Dom Tower
VALLINGBY                     : SWEDEN       19?? C
   St.Tomas

ARSTA                         : SWEDEN       1992 C
   (Unknown)
Complete list of Bergholtz foundry output.

Grassmayr, Insbruck, Austria

INNSBRUCK - D/2               : AUSTRIA      1??? ?  peal/great
   Domtoren Sct.Jacob

UNKNOWN                       : CROATIA      1998 C
   Church
Complete list of Grassmayr foundry output.

Miscellaneous founders, not listed above

One instance each; in order by year, unknown first.
LANGENLOIS                    : AUSTRIA      19?? C
   R.K.Kirchturm
   made by Pfundner, Vienna, Austria

SOLOTHURN                     : SWITZERLAND  1768 C
   St.Ursen-Kathedrale
   (St.Ursus Cathedral)
   cast by Gebrüder Jost & Joseph Kaiser, Zug
TALLINN                       : ESTONIA      1898 C  zvon
   Alexander Nevsky Orthodox Cathedral 
   made by Vassily Orlov, St.Petersburg
MESSINA - C                   : ITALY        1929 C
   Duomo di Messina
   (Messina Cathedral)
   cast by Colbachini, Padua
VERONA - CAT                  : ITALY        1931 C  ring/V
   Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare
   (Cathedral of Verona)
   cast by Cavadini, Verona
VERONA - CAT                  : ITALY        1934 R  ring/V
   Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare
   (Cathedral of Verona)
   cast by Cavadini, Verona
CHIASSO                       : SWITZERLAND  1935 C  ring/A
   Chiesa San Vitale Martire
   made by Barigozzi Bros., Milan
GDANSK - B                    : POLAND       1940 C
   Biskupia Górka
   (Bishop's Hill youth hotel)
   steel bells cast in Gdansk shipyard
WIEN - STS                    : AUSTRIA      1960 C
   South tower
   St.Stephen's Cathedral
   made by Pfundner, Vienna, Austria
MORBIO INFERIORE              : SWITZERLAND  1961 C
   Chiesa Madonna deo Miracoli
   
KOUVOLA                       : FINLAND      1966 C
   Rådhuset
   made by Pfundner, Vienna, Austria
CASTELNOVO - Mobile/1         : ITALY - RE   1975 C
   Transportable chime
   Capanni Bellfoundry
BRNO                          : CZECH REP.   1990 C
   Brno City Museum
   Hrad Špilberk
KOSICE                        : SLOVAK REP.  1997 C
   Freestanding, near fountain
   cast by Dytrychová-Tomásková, Brodek u Prerova, Czech Rep.
   cast by Laetitie Dytrychová, Brodek u Prerova
PYHÄSALMI - 4                 : FINLAND      1997 C
   Vaskikello (Brassbellstore) Bell Museum
     (southwest garden) 
   made by Szabados, Budapest
BRODEK U PREROVA              : CZECH REP.   1999 C
   Freestanding bell frame
   cast by Dytrychová-Tomásková, Brodek u Prerova
VERONA - CAT                  : ITALY        2003 R  ring/V
   Cattedrale di Santa Maria Matricolare
   (Cathedral of Verona)
   cast by De Poli
Complete list of miscellaneous foundry output.


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