<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/REC-html401-19991224/loose.dtd"> <html><head><META HTTP-EQUIV=CONTENT-TYPE CONTENT="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"> <!--file IXfoundryDeSmithske.html--> <title>Index - DeSmithske</title></head><body> <h1>Index to carillons and chimes by DeSmithske</h1> The De Smithske foundry provided bells for various carillons and chimes throughout Denmark.&nbsp; See the bottom of this page for additional <A HREF="#HISTORY">historical notes</A> on the origin and development of this bellfoundry and on the various names used by it. <p> For an explanation of what this index contains (and does NOT contain), and of the additional details on each entry, see the <A HREF="IX-BellfoundriesAdvice.html" TARGET=_BLANK>Bellfoundry Indexes Advice</A>. <p> <!-- Note that "other" Great Bells are listed only here, not in regional multi-foundry indexes. --> <hr> <h3><A NAME="I">De Smithske, &Aring;lborg (Aalborg), Denmark</A></h3> <pre> <A NAME=DKHLRDFS4 HREF=DKHLRDFS.HTM>HILLEROD : DENMARK - S</A> 1915 R trad Slot (Royal Castle) <A NAME=DKGDSTDK HREF=DKGDSTDK.HTM>GEDSTED : DENMARK - J</A> 1922 C chime Kirken <A NAME=DKKBHNVF1 HREF=DKKBHNVF.HTM>KOBENHAVN - VF : DENMARK - S</A> 1928 C trad Vor Frelsers Kirke (Church of Our Saviour) <A NAME=DKAALBSB1 HREF=DKAALBSB.HTM>AALBORG - B : DENMARK - J</A> 1934 C trad* Sct.Budolfi Domkirke (St.Botolph Cathedral) <A NAME=DKSNBGSM1 HREF=DKSNBGSM.HTM>SONDERBORG : DENMARK </A> 1952 F non-trad* Sct.Mari&aelig; Kirke <A NAME=FOTRSNHK1 HREF=FOTRSNHK.HTM>TORSHAVN : DENMARK -FI</A> 1952 C chime Havnar Kirke / Domkirken </pre> <hr> <p> <h3><A NAME="HISTORY">Historical Notes:</A></h3> The De Smithske foundry operated in &Aring;lborg under the direction of C.F.L.S&oslash;rensen from 1887 until his death in 1926.&nbsp; It must have produced other products at first, because the earliest known bell (or the oldest surviving in the 1990s) is dated 1896.&nbsp; From 1926 to 1931, the foundry continued with brothers K.T.A.S&oslash;rensen and E.S&oslash;rensen, with directors Brog and Egenfeldt.&nbsp; From 1931, the S&oslash;rensen brothers operated <A HREF="IXfoundrySorensen.html">their own foundry in Br&oslash;nderslev</A>.&nbsp; The De Smithske foundry continued to produce bells until 1964.<br> <SMALL>Source: &nbsp; <I>Kirkeklokken in Danmark</I>, Hans Nyholm, 1996</SMALL> <p> <h3><A NAME="LINKS">Links:</A></h3> <A HREF="http://www.hikuin.dk/kirkeklokker/">Kirkeklokken in Danmark</A> lists church bells in Denmark, but omits carillons and chimes except to the extent that they contain swinging bells for church use.&nbsp; Also omitted (with rare exceptions) are clock bells in civic buildings, etc.&nbsp; Nevertheless, more than 500 bells from this foundry are listed. <p> <hr> <p>This index page was built from the database on 7-Aug-06 and last revised on 5-Jun-17. <p> <A HREF="../index.html">[TowerBells Home Page]</A> <A HREF="Data_Top.html">[Site data top page]</A> <A HREF="Cred_Disc.html">[Credits and Disclaimers]</A> <A HREF="Feedback.html">[Feedback]</A> <p>Please send comments or questions to <A HREF="mailto:csz_stl@swbell.net?subject=Comments%20on%20IXfoundryDeSmithske">csz_stl@swbell.net</A> </body></html>