RUESCHLIKON : SWITZERLAND

*Location:

   Parking lot
   Nidelbad Hospital
   Rüschlikon, Zurich, Switzerland 
   LL: N 47.30, E 8.55
Site locator map  or  [ MapQuest map ]
City locator maps and gazetteer page (canton incorrect)
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*Player:

   (unknown)

*Contact:

   (unknown)

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Added semitone is flat 7th.
   Unique keyboard housed in weatherproof
   metal case on main pole of tower.
   2007: The hospital has disappeared, and
   the status of the bells is unknown.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 12 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is C  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     C F   /    NONE  
   There is one added semitone
   The whole instrument was installed in 1967
     with bells made by Rüetschi    
   Year of latest technical information source is 2004

*Links:

A parish Webpage about the church center gives its history and mentiones the bells and their playing schedule.

Tower photo (180KB) from the GCCS Website.  The transmission wires are within the the large pole nearest the viewer, from the "baton" keyboard in the box at the bottom of the pole (photo 22KB) up to the level of the bells (photo 15KB; photos by Andreas Friedrich).

Where this work lies in the sequence of output of the Rüetschi bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all European chimes by pitch (weight).
Ranking among all European chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all European chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Switzerland.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on  5-Nov-07
   based on textual data last updated on 2007/11/01
   and on technical data last updated on 2007/11/01


Explanations of page format and keyboard range are available.

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