trad - traditional carillon trad# - traditional carillon now, but was a chime at the date cited trad* - traditional carillon now, but had some other mechanism at the date cited non-trad - carillon with non-traditional mechanism non-trad# - carillon with non-traditional mechanism now, but was a chime at the date cited non-trad* - carillon with non-traditional mechanism now, but had a traditional keyboard at the date cited hybrid - carillon with baton keyboard but electric action mech? - carillon-sized instrument with unknown mechanism; might be traditional or non-traditional chime - chime (any mechanism except peals, rings and zvons) chimola - chime of hemispheric bells (any mechanism) peal - chime-sized set of free-swinging bells ring - bells hung for change ringing (chime-sized) ring/V - Veronese ring (in Italy only) ring* - ring that has been converted to a chime zvon - chime hung and rung in the Russian style as used in Orthodox churches tubular - carillon-sized or chime-sized instrument made of heavy-gauge tubular bells great - great bell (over 4 tonnes weight) not in a chime or carillon; .../great - great bell included in a larger instrument (specified ...) (...)... - instrument was replaced; link is to a later entry for the same site [...] - instrument is defunct and was not replaced; link is to "sites that are no more"Type abbreviations with "#" or "*" appended are found only in bellfoundry indexes, and reflect physical changes between the year of casting and the latest technical information available about that instrument.
Unless otherwise specified, all bells in all types of instruments are hung "dead", i.e., do not swing.
For more information about instrument types, see the Glossary.
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