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SANTIAGO : CHILE 1??? C non-trad Basílica de Nuestra Señora de la Merced ECHTERNACH - 1 : LUXEMBOURG 1951 C non-trad Basilica of St.Willibrord Dueren : Germany-BRD 1964 - great St.Annakirche
The Mabilon Bell Foundry (Glockengießerei Mabilon) operated
in the town of Saarburg from 1770 to 2002,
primarily making German-style swinging bells.
Some of these were delivered to the Netherlands via the firm of Hoogen,
which was initially located in Amsterdam but moved in 1934 to Duivendrecht.
Source: A.Lehr, Register of [Dutch-related] bellfounders (in Dutch only)
However, the German Wikipedia article about this foundry seems to trace its origin back to 1590.
The former foundry is now a museum.
Museum Glockengießerei Mabilon Im Staden 130 DE-54439 Saarburg Tel. 06581 / 23 36 Fax: 06581 / 72 23 E-Mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
The museum is open M-F 0900-1700, weekends and holidays 1100-1700; closed Christmas (Dec 24 - 26), New Year's Eve (Dec 31) and New Year's Day (Jan 01).
The Mabilon bellfoundry museum Website includes a genealogy of the Mabilon family. Most of the pages are strictly in German, but the page about the making of a bell is available in five languages.
The biggest bell ever produced by this foundry had a weight of 5,050 Kilogram and hangs in the catholic church St.Antonius in Düsseldorf-Oberkassel.
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