The bellfoundries listed below have supplied bells that are (or were)
contained in carillons or chimes that are described on this Website.
For each such foundry, the link given is to an index page which lists all such instruments
(and any "great bells") that are known, in chronological order of installation.
Thus instruments which have bells from multiple foundries, or in which bells were
installed over a period of years (especially those which developed from chimes
into carillons), will have multiple entries in these indexes.
Other work by these foundries (single bells, peals, clock-chimes, etc.) is not indexed,
though such bells will be mentioned in the Remarks section of a site data page
if they were later incorporated into a chime or carillon.
For some of the European foundries, their work in
Germany and the Netherlands is not yet indexed fully.
That work is in progress.
These foundries, along with other known bellfoundries for which no index pages
have been made, are also shown in a list by country.
- Van Aerschodt - Leuven (Louvain), Belgium [closed]
- Bollée - Orléans, France
- Bigelow - Princeton, New Jersey, USA [closed]
- Schilling - Apolda and Heidelberg, Germany [both closed]
- Causard - Tellin, Belgium;
Colmar & Strasbourg, France [all closed]
- Vanden Gheyn [closed]
- Eijsbouts - Asten, Netherlands
- Meeks, Watson & Co. - Georgetown, Ohio, USA
- Petit & Fritsen - Aarle-Rixtel,
Netherlands [closed 2015]
- Gillett & Johnston - Croydon, England [closed]
- Hemony - Netherlands [closed]
- Hooper/Blake - Boston, Massachusetts, USA [closed]
- Michiels - Belgium [closed]
- Jones - Troy, New York, USA [closed]
- Meneely - West Troy / Watervliet, New York,
USA [closed c.1951]
- Meneely - Troy, New York, USA [closed c.1951]
- McShane - Baltimore, Maryland, USA
- Olsen - Nauen, Tønsberg, Norway
- Cornille-Havard - Villedieu-les-Poêles, Manche, France
- Paccard - Annecy, France
- Perner - Passau, Germany [ceased casting in late 2013]
- Rincker - Germany
- Rüetschi - Aarau, Switzerland
- Sergeys - Belgium [closed]
- Taylor - Loughborough, England
- Vanbergen -
Midwolda and Heiligerlee, Netherlands [closed 1980]
and Greenwood, South Carolina, USA [closed 1977]
- Whitechapel - London, England [closed 2017]
- Warner - London, England [closed c.1924]
- Michaux - Leuven, Belgium [closed]
- Bergholtz - Sigtuna, Sweden
- Vanduzen - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA [closed c.1951]
- Bochumer Verein - Bochum, Germany [steel; closed 1951]
- Meissen - Meißen, Saxony [porcelain bells]
- Mabilon - Saarburg, Germany [closed 2002]
- de Haze - Antwerp, Belgium [closed]
- Stuckstede - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA [closed 1931]
- Hanks/Niles - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA [closed 1869]
- Petit & Edelbrock - Gescher, Westphalia, Germany
- Grassmayr - Innsbruck, Austria
- De Smithske - Aalborg, Denmark [closed]
- Sørensen - Brønderslev, Denmark [closed]
There are also some foundries that have contributed to only a few known installations.
These do not (yet) have separate index pages, but they can be found listed
in a "miscellaneous" section at the end of the combined foundry index
for the particular geographic regions of such installations,
as well as in an
index of work by miscellaneous foundries.
A great deal of work on various tower bell instruments has been reported in ways
that do not identify who performed it.
These installations, or phases of work, are listed in an
index of work by unknown foundries.
There is no particular significance to the order in which foundries are listed above.
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