Some links to pages about the history of these foundries can be found after the index.
For an explanation of what this index contains (and does NOT contain), and of the additional details on each entry, see the Bellfoundry Indexes Advice.
LUXEMBOURG : LUXEMBOURG 1??? F non-trad Cathedrale Notre Dame (Liebfrauenkirche) PARIS - SC : FRANCE - 00 1??? C non-trad Basilique du Sacré Coeur de Montmartre HALLE : BELGIUM 1892 F trad O.L.V. Basiliek (was Hoofdkerk St.Martinus until 1946) OUDENAARDE : BELGIUM 1894 I (trad) Ste.Walburgatoren (or St.Walburgis) BRUSSELS - B : BELGIUM 1895 C [trad] City carillon (stadsbeiaard, #4) Broodhuis AALST : BELGIUM 1896 I (trad) Stadhuis/Halle/Belfort OOSTENDE : BELGIUM 1896 R (trad) Feest- en Cultuurpaleis (Stadhuis) FREIBURG-IM-BREISGAU - RH : GERMANY 1900 C non-trad Neues Rathaus cast in Strasbourg IZEGEM : BELGIUM 1921 I trad Sint Hiloniuskerk (Sint-Tillo) STRASBOURG : FRANCE - 67 1923 - [trad] Exposition Pasteur, 1923 OOSTENDE : BELGIUM 1925 C (trad) Feest- en Cultuurpaleis (Stadhuis) DINANT : BELGIUM 1930 C (trad) Collégiale Notre-Dame cast by Slegers-Causard HARNES : FRANCE - 62 1933 C chime Église Saint-Martin LE CATEAU : FRANCE - 59 1933 C non-trad Beffroi Hôtel de Ville THUIN : BELGIUM 1936 F non-trad Beffroi (Belfort) OSLO - R : NORWAY 1949 F trad Rådhus (City Hall) Maredsous : Belgium 1952 - great "Elizabeth" Benedictine abbey church cast by Causard or Slegers-Causard (Tellin) DIJON : FRANCE - 21 1961 I trad Cathédral St.Bénigne
Several generations of the Causard family (plus close relatives, some named Slegers) operated foundries in several places in Belgium and France. Most notable of these was Tellin, Belgium, which produced some 13,000 bells between 1832 and 1970. Most of the carillon work was done at Tellin, but some was done at Colmar or Strasbourg. The specific foundry is noted in each case above when known.
An extensive biographical genealogy
of the Causard family (in French) identifies over a dozen members who were important to the
operation of the various foundries.
The same source presents a 9-page photo essay on the foundry as it remains today, a museum to its past.
This index page was built from the database on 18-Feb-12 and last revised on 11-Aug-15.
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