BOCHUM - W : GERMANY

*Location:

   Bell tower
   Westpark
   east of Wattenscheider Straße
   Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
   LL: N 51.47953, E 7.19575
*Former location (2007-11):
   Thyssen-Krupp storage
*Former location (19??-2007):
   Thyssen-Krupp Headquarters
   Essenstraße
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*Schedule:

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*Remarks:

   On the grounds of the former Bochumer
   Verein.
   Reportedly was originally 42 bells,
   but 17 seem to have disappeared before
   installation in present location.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 25 steel bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is unknown
   Transposition is unknown
   Keyboard range:     ----  /    ----  
   The arrangement of tones and semitones is unknown.
   The whole instrument was installed in 2011
     with steel bells made by Bochumer Stahlverein in unknown year
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details not available
   Year of latest technical information source is 2012
*Links:

Ten photos giving various views of the glockenspiel.

News article (30.03.2011, in German) on return of this glockenspiel after four years absence.  It had been on the ThyssenKrupp headquarters building, from which it was taken down in 2007.  42 bells were expected, rather than the 25 which were actually reinstalled.  Included is a photo of a small part of the tower.

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

Ranking among all German non-traditional carillons by weight.
Ranking among all German non-traditional carillons by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all German non-traditional carillons by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in Germany:Nordrhein-Westfalen.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 11-Jun-14
   based on textual data last updated on 2014/06/10
   and on technical data last updated on 2012/10/15
*Photos:

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