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PAROW : S AFRICA 1??? C chime City Hall Tower FULDA : GERMANY 1897 F peal Dom zu Fulda (Cathedral) cast by Petit & Gebr. Edelbrock DENVER - STJ : USA - CO 1905 C chime/great Cathedral of St.John in the Wilderness (Episcopal) FULDA : GERMANY 1908 E peal Dom zu Fulda (Cathedral) cast by Petit & Gebr. Edelbrock Cazadero : USA - CA 1988 - great Odiyan Buddhist Retreat Center
Petit & Gebr. Edelbrock Hauptstrasse 5 48712 Gescher Westfalen, Germany Tel: 02542 / 9333-0 Fax: 02542 / 9333-12 E: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe full name of the foundry is Glocken- und Kunstgiesserei Petit & Gebr. Edelbrock. The words "Glocken- und Kunstgiesserei" can be translated "Bell- and Art-Foundry". "Gebr." is an abbreviation for "Gebrüder", which means "brothers."
The foundry history can be traced back to the year 1690. The first part of its name refers to four generations under the name Petit, the last of whom was Alexius Petit the Younger (1765-1842), whose two brothers began the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry in Aarle-Rixtel, Netherlands. Having no sons, Alexius took into partnership two of his nephews, Joseph and Wilhelm Edelbrock. Upon the death of Alexius, the Edelbrock brothers gave the foundry the name Petit & Gebr. Edelbrock. After the death of the last Edelbrock, two generations later, the foundry passed into the hands of the Hüesker family, who have now operated it for three generations.
The foundry Website (in German) provides extensive information on their history and current operations. Although they have made a few chimes, their principal production has been swinging bells, often in peals of three to six bells, but sometimes as many as ten.
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