Lower belfry, south tower Palace Mafra, Lisboa, Portugal LL: N 38.93669, W 9.32695
Abel Chaves Francisco Gato Ana Elias Sara Elias
(None - tower closed)
Old bells by Willem Witlockx (Antwerp) & van Aerschodt. Restoration/expansion followed the Witlockx profiles. Also 4 swinging bells in middle belfry, cast in Portugal, plus 3 clock bells in upper belfry; hour bell estimated at 10 1/2 tonnes.
Traditional carillon of 53 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is F in the bass octave Transposition is down 2 semitone(s) Keyboard range: C C 49/ G G 24 There is one missing bass semitone The instrument was enlarged in 1986 with 7 bells made by Eijsbouts Prior history: In 1730, the instrument was begun with 47 bells by the maker cited in Remarks above (46 bells remain from that work.) Auxiliary mechanisms: M Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2006
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