Bellfoundries by country
On this page are listed all of the bellfoundries known to have supplied bells
that are (or were) contained in significant numbers of carillons or chimes described on this Website,
together with numerous other bellfoundries past and present.
For some of the foundries, the name is linked to an index page which lists all
known carillons, chimes and "great bells" from that foundry in chronological order.
Other work by these foundries (single bells, peals, clock-chimes, etc.) is not indexed.
On this page, the bellfoundries are listed alphabetically by country.
In some cases, an indication is given when the bellfoundry is known to be closed.
In all cases where there is a link to an index page, more information about the foundry
can be found on that page, regardless of whether it is now open or closed.
Some foundries have contributed to only one or a few installations in the areas currently indexed.
These do not (yet) have separate index pages, but they can be found listed at the
end of the combined foundry index for the particular geographic region of such installations,
as well as in an
index of work from miscellaneous foundries.
For the European foundries, their work in Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands
is not yet indexed fully.
That work is in progress.
- Australian Bell Pty Ltd - Mia Mia, Victoria
- Grassmayr - Innsbruck
- Oberascher - Salzburg
- Pfundner - Vienna
- van Aerschodt - Leuven (Louvain)
- Barbieux - Tournai [closed]
- Causard (Slégers-Causard) - Tellin
and Colmar, Haut-Rhin (or Alsace), France [both closed]
- de Haze - Antwerp [closed]
- Michaux - Leuven (Louvain) [closed]
- Michiels - Tournai
- Sergeys - [closed]
- Waghevens - Mechelen [closed]
- Witlockx - Antwerp [closed]
- Barbieux - Tournai [closed]
- Bollée - Orléans, Loiret
- Causard (Slégers-Causard) -
Colmar, Haut-Rhin (or Alsace)
and Tellin, Belgium [both closed]
- Cornille-Havard - Villedieu-les-Poëles, Manche
- Crouzet-Hildebrand - Paris
- Garnier - Paris
- Paccard - Annecy
- Wauthy - Douai, Nord
- Bachert - Karlsruhe (formerly also in Heilbronn and Kochendorf)
- Bochumer Verein - Bochum [steel bells; closed]
- Mabilon - Saarburg [closed]
- Mark - Brocksheid in der Eifel
- Meissen [porcelain bells]
- Perner - Passau
- Petit & Edelbrock - Gescher, Westphalia
- Rincker - Sinn
- Schilling - Apolda and Heidelberg [both closed]
- Ulrich - Apolda
- Capanni - Castelnuovo nei Monti
- Daciano Colbachini e Figli - Padua
- Baltic foundry (St.Petersburg)
- Vera LLC - Shilova, nr. Voronezh
- United States of America (USA)
- Bigelow - Princeton, New Jersey [closed]
- Gardiner Campbell & Sons, Milwaukee, Wisconsin [closed]
- Deagan - Chicago, Illinois [tubular bells; closed]
- Hanks/Niles - Cincinnati, Ohio [closed]
- Hooper/Blake - Boston, Massachusetts [closed]
- Jones - Troy, New York [closed]
- McShane - Baltimore, Maryland
- Meneely - West Troy / Watervliet,
New York [closed]
- Meneely - Troy, New York [closed]
- Meeks, Watson & Co. - Georgetown, Ohio
- Stuckstede - Saint Louis, Missouri [closed]
- Vanbergen - Greenwood, South Carolina [closed]
and Heiligerlee, Netherlands [closed]
- Vanduzen - Cincinnati, Ohio [closed]
- NOTE: More than 200 bellfoundries, all smaller than most of the above,
are known to have operated in the USA at various times from the late 18th c. into the 20th c.
Those which are not listed here never made (nor contributed to) any chimes or carillons.
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