St.Aldegondetoren Mespelarestraat at Dreef Mespelare (Mespelaere), Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium LL: N 50.99644, E 4.06898
Van Aerschodt keyboard of 1870 was replaced by Jef Denyn in 1925, when the bells were moved from the spire into the body of the tower. Now five (originally 7) bells by Georges Du Mery (1770-7); S.van Aerschodt added 14, of which 9 remain. Tower also holds a swinging bell by Sebastien James (1835). Reports conflict as to whether there are 20 or 21 bells.
Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 21 bells Pitch of heaviest bell is C in the itty-bitty octave Transposition is up two octaves Keyboard range: C G# / NONE There are no missing bass semitones 6 bells were recast or replaced in 1993 by Petit & Fritsen Prior history: In 1871, the instrument was begun with 21 bells by vanAerschodt (9 bells remain from that work.) No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 2012
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