Fabriek Lips N.V.
   Lipsstraat near Spoorlaan
   Drunen, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.69441, E 5.14842
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*Former carillonist:
   Herman Bonenkamp


   Technology & Services Centre
   Wärtsilä Netherlands B.V.
     James Wattlaan 23
     5150 DP  Drunen
     Postbus 6
     5150 BB  Drunen
   T: 88 980 4000


   Was automatic every hour during
   working hours (0800-1700),
   and every half hour on weekends.


   Identical to the carillon given to
   St.Lambertuskerk by Max Lips.
   Jun.2019: The Lips foundry was taken
   over by Wärtsilä about 2006, then
   closed about ten years ago; the
   carillon is to be taken down and may
   be relocated elsewhere.

*Technical data:

   Traditional carillon of 47 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the middle octave
   Transposition is up  5 semitone(s)
   Keyboard range:     C C   /    ----  
   There are two missing bass semitones
   The whole instrument was installed in 1954
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Auxiliary mechanisms: E     
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                 (unknown)
     Height of lowest level of bells:   (unknown)
     Height of highest level of bells:  (unknown)
     Belfry openness:  99%
   Year of latest technical information source is 1973

The Dutch Wikipedia article about Wärtsilä says in part, "Wärtsilä is a Finnish group whose main activities are the construction of diesel engines and propellers for ships and power stations.  The company has its headquarters in Helsinki.  After the Second World War, church bells were cast here for Klokkengieterij Eijsbouts.  On the roof of the factory in Drunen is a carillon from that time."
The English Wikipedia article about this firm does not mention its former activities in Drunen.  All manufacturing was transferred to China in 2010.  A service and training office remains in Drunen.

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On a personal page about the carillon, note the shape of the frame, which looks like a large bell.  But the intention of the designer is that it is two raised hands that carry the whole.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Netherlands traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all traditional carillons in Netherlands.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL/Noord-Brabant.

   This page was built from the database on  3-Jun-19
   based on textual data last updated on 2019/06/01
   and on technical data last updated on 1975/07/20

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