Southwest tower Dom (Cathedral) Köln (Cologne) Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany LL: N 50.94114, E 6.95737
Sub-bourdon C c.24000 kg, by Heinrich Ulrich, Apolda, 1923, was the heaviest swinging bell in the world until 1998. It replaces a heavier bell by Andreas Hamm, 1874, which was broken up in 1918 for munitions. Bourdon G c.10500kg, by Heinrich Brodermann & Christian Cloit, was the largest bell in the western world when cast in 1448. Others: A c.5600 kg, 1449, Johannes (Hoerken) de Vechel B c.3800 kg, 1880, Hermann Grosse, Dresden C c.2550 kg, 1862, Joseph Beduwe, Aachen D c.2110 kg, 1990, Hans August & Cornelia Charlotte Mark, Brockscheid bei Daun E c.1400 kg + G c.830 kg, both 1911, Frans Otto, Hemelingen (Bremen) Also 3 ancient smaller bells in the turret over the crossing.
Motor-swung peal of 8 bells Pitch of heaviest bell (excluding sub-bourdon) is G in the bass octave Transposition is not applicable Keyboard range: NONE / NONE The arrangement of tones and/or semitones is non-standard; see Remarks above. Work was done (as described in Remarks above) in 1990 with bells made by multiple founders - see Remarks above No auxiliary mechanisms known Tower details not available Year of latest technical information source is 1994*Links:
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