Index to carillons and chimes by DeSmithske
The De Smithske foundry
provided bells for various carillons and chimes throughout Denmark.
See the bottom of this page for additional historical notes
on the origin and development of this bellfoundry and on the various names used by it.
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.
HILLEROD : DENMARK - S 1915 R trad
Slot (Royal Castle)
GEDSTED : DENMARK - J 1922 C chime
KOBENHAVN - VF : DENMARK - S 1928 C trad
Vor Frelsers Kirke
(Church of Our Saviour)
AALBORG - B : DENMARK - J 1934 C trad*
SONDERBORG : DENMARK 1952 F non-trad*
TORSHAVN : DENMARK -FI 1952 C chime
Havnar Kirke / Domkirken
The De Smithske foundry operated in Ålborg
under the direction of C.F.L.Sørensen from 1887 until his death in 1926.
It must have produced other products at first, because the earliest known bell
(or the oldest surviving in the 1990s) is dated 1896.
From 1926 to 1931, the foundry continued with brothers K.T.A.Sørensen and E.Sørensen,
with directors Brog and Egenfeldt.
From 1931, the Sørensen brothers operated
their own foundry in Brønderslev.
The De Smithske foundry continued to produce bells until 1964.
Source: Kirkeklokken in Danmark, Hans Nyholm, 1996
Kirkeklokken in Danmark lists
church bells in Denmark, but omits carillons and chimes except to the extent that
they contain swinging bells for church use.
Also omitted (with rare exceptions) are clock bells in civic buildings, etc.
Nevertheless, more than 500 bells from this foundry are listed.
This index page was built from the database on 7-Aug-06 and last revised on 5-Jun-17.
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