[Bell Historians] Warner foundry closure

Chris Pickford c.j.pickford.t21 at JknChSMNrTOU4btD_G0UOVaepBwHKuXKklN-jAi5TPy8FwNye9ORZjzXHdjsJMpIRJwO42A-z42A6e2RpEA-L9_08Bj-6A.yahoo.invalid
Mon Apr 24 22:12:28 BST 2006

Very pleased to have these details - thanks, Carl. Information on the size of the chime is especially useful to have.

I slightly suspect they were cast 1921, installed 1922 - but only because 1921 is the date I'd previously been given and it fits with other late Warner work. 

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Carl S Zimmerman 
  To: Bell Historians List 
  Sent: Monday, April 24, 2006 8:51 PM
  Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Warner foundry closure

  An inquiry to the Olsen Nauen bellfoundry, based on their known 
  enlargement of the Stavanger carillon, produced this response:

  >The carillon in Stavanger was installed 1922. The 22 bells where made by
  >Warner Bellfoundry.
  >The biggest bell was 1072kg, dia 1230mm, note E'.
  >The smallest was 45 kg, dia 408mm, note Cis'''.
  >In 1998 we (Olsen Nauen Klokkestøperi AS) did a total
  >restauration/rehabilitation of the carillon and also made 15 new bells,
  >making it a total of 37 bell. We made a new steel suspension frame, new
  >clappers, new transmission, new manual keyboard (Clock-O-Matic) and practice
  >keyboard (Reinold van Zijl). All prepared for a total of 49 bells.
  >In 2000 we made another new 12 bells, making the carillon a total of 49
  >bells from E' to E''''', 1072-12kg. (E' is C' on the keyboard).
  >The carillon is only operated through the manual/mechanical keyboard, no
  >automatics has been installed.

  So it is confirmed that in 1922 Warner supplied a fully chromatic 
  chime of 22 bells based on E of 21-0-11.  Although the Olsen Nauen 
  foundry did not specifically mention the dates on the bells, I expect 
  that they all are the same.  Since all apparently remain in place (on 
  their new frame), anyone who wishes to visit there should be able to 
  verify that.


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