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Budapest : Hungary ???? - great St.Stephan KRAKOW : POLAND ???? C chime Sanktuarium Bozego Milosierdzia (Sanctuary of Divine Mercy) MOSKVA - AM : RUSSIA ???? C zvon Andreevsky Monastery NUREMBERG : GERMANY ???? C chime City-Point Shopping Center PASSAU - ARH : GERMANY ???? C non-trad Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) MOEHRENDORF : GERMANY 1973 F non-trad St.Laurentius-Kirche PYHÄSALMI - 3 : FINLAND 1980 C chime Vaskikello (Brassbellstore) Bell Museum (west garden) DONAUWOERTH : GERMANY 1990 C chime Rathaus (Town Hall) MOEHRENDORF : GERMANY 1993 E non-trad St.Laurentius-Kirche GUNZENHAUSEN : GERMANY 1996 C non-trad Glockenspiel KIEL : GERMANY 1999/2005 ? trad Klosterkirche partially by A.Bachert, Karlsruhe APOLDA : GERMANY 2000 C chime Town house UNTERSCHLEISSHEIM : GERMANY 2000 C non-trad Rathaus VILLINGEN-SCHWENNINGEN : GERMANY 2000 C non-trad Münster PRAHA - STT : CZECH REP. 2001 C chime Church of St.Theresa (Sv.Teresie) PRAHA - V : CZECH REP. 2001 C chime Church of St.Peter & Paul at Vysehrad (Svaty Petr a Pavel) Niederalteich : Germany 2003 - great Klosterkirche Niederaltaich KONSTANZ : GERMANY 2004 C chime Mainau Island SCHWALMSTADT : GERMANY 2005 C chime Private house OFFENHAUSEN : GERMANY 2008 C non-trad St.Nikolaus Wehrkirche PASSAU - Mobile : GERMANY 2009 C trad Glockengießerei Perner SCHEYERN : GERMANY 2009 C peal Klosterkirche Heilige Kreuz HILVARENBEEK : NETHERLANDS 2010 E trad R.K.Kerk St.Petrus-Banden (St. Peter in Chains) PASSAU - Mobile : GERMANY 2011 R trad Glockengießerei Perner PULLY : SWITZERLAND 2011 I trad Le Carillon de Chantemerle Eglise de la Rosiaz
Rudolph Perner GmbH & Co. KG Glockengießerei Stephanstraß 18/20 D-94034 Passau Germany T: +49 (0)851 95529-0 F: +49 (0)851 54912 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: www.perner.de (German) www.glocke.com (German, alternate URL) www.zvonyperner.cz (Czech)On the primary company Websites, flag options at the bottom of the home page offer alternatives in seven other languages. Some of them are downloadable PDFs, while others are alternate Websites.
Already by 1895, Perner bells were shipped from Budweis to West Africa. The firm positioned itself in brassware and water sprinklers and was frequently excellent. Already in Budweis, Rudolph (2nd) developed additionally the "Durrippe" with special sound spectrum.
As a result of the displacements after World War II, Rudolph (2nd) Perner, who had already taken over the operation of the Budweis works from his father, Rudolph (1st) Perner, came to Passau. With great difficulties, but with the support of the Passau bishops, he carried the tradition forward. He and his son, Rudolph (3rd), soon delivered bells throughout Germany, quickly gaining respect also throughout Austria and neighboring lands. Besides bells themselves, a great role soon developed for bell fittings and accessories. In 1956, Perner claimed a German patent for a ringing machine.
The sudden death of son Rudolph (3rd) brought a difficult time. At age 74, Rudolph (2nd) resumed management and determined to make sure that his grandson could carry the firm forward.
Rudolph (4th) Perner, the present proprietor, began at age 14 to learn craftsmanship along with schoolwork. After his studies of business management in Passau and master examination in bellfoundry craftsmanship, he became the youngest master bellfounder in Germany. In 1998, Rudolph (4th) Perner took over the Karlsruhe Bell- and Art-foundry, and therewith the bell traditions of the famous Ulrich and Schilling (Apolda and Heidelberg) bellfoundries.
Source: foundry publicity leaflet (in German only), translated and adapted by CSZ.
A news release in mid-2013 announced that the company would cease casting bells at the end of 2013, after fulfilling existing orders.
The various company Websites are listed in the Contact section above. The home page of the German-language foundry Website has a photo of the mobile carillon set up in the Passau town square; this links to a page offering five videos from a concert on that instrument. (The videos appear to be horizontally compressed.) The Documentation video opens with a brief glimpse of the Perner automatic carillon in the Old Town Hall of Passau, and continues with narration about the carillon alternating with an interview with Rudolph Perner (in German).
German Wikipedia article about this foundry
Blog article (in German) about this bellfoundry
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