WILLEMSTAD - SF/2 : NED.ANTIL.

*Location:

   (currently unidentified)
   (was Spritzer & Fuhrmann, Jewellers)
   Breedestraat at Da Costa Gomezplein
   Willemstad,
     Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles
   LL: N 12.10509, W 68.93377
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*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   Hourly tunes with parade of figures.

*Remarks:

   Current ownership is unknown; tenant
   of ground floor shop changes often.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 23 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is G  in the treble octave
   Transposition is not applicable
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 1958
     with bells made by Petit & Fritsen
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 1971
*Links:

Stock photo

Stock photo, closer view

Another view

Video (1:40) of music at the hour; only captures the last few of the moving figures.

Video (1:59) of hour strike and following music; only gives a brief glimpse of the last two moving figures.

Video (5:13) of Willemstad tour; includes these bells around 1:40 to 3:00, with a glimpse of the start of the parade of figures.

Video (1:33), tells the schedule, plays 11:00 strike and music, but does not show figures at all.

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Petit & Fritsen bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Central and South American non-traditional carillons by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all Central and South American non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Central and South American non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all non-traditional carillons in AN.

Index to all tower bell instruments in AN.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 22-Jan-20
   based on textual data last updated on 2020/01/14
   and on technical data last updated on 2020/01/15
*Photos:

(none available)

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