LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS : SWITZERLAND

*Location:

   International Museum of Horology/
   Musée International d'Horlogerie 
   Rue des Musées 29 
   La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
   LL: N 47.10045, E 6.83125
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*Player:

   Laurent de Ceuninck

*Contact:

   Musée international d'horlogerie 
   Rue des Musées 29 
   CH-2301 La Chaux-de-Fonds 
   Switzerland 
   T: 32 967 68 61   F: 32 967 68 89 
   E: mih.vch@ne.ch

*Schedule:

   Plays tunes before chiming the 
   quarters.

*Remarks:

   Tubular bells by Bergereu;
   has movable louvers.

*Technical data:

   Electric-automatic carillon of 24 tubular bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     F F   /    NONE  
   There is one missing bass semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1980
     by the maker cited in Remarks above
   Year of latest technical information source is 2007

*Links:

The Museum Website (entirely in French) shows the location of the carillon in an aerial photo on the home page.  There is a page about the carillon, with photos.

A French description of the clock associated with these bells; with three photos.

Small photo of the tubular bells

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of its maker.

Ranking among all tower tube instruments by size (number of notes).

Index to all tower tube instruments in CH.
Index to all tower bell instruments in CH.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  7-Jul-09
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/10/09
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/10/09


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