FRANKENMUTH : USA - MI

*Location:

   Glockenspiel Tower
   Bavarian Inn
   713 South Main Street
   Frankenmuth, Michigan, USA
   LL: N 43.32746, W 83.73971
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*Player:

   Donalee Williams

*Contact:

   Bavarian Inn
   713 South Main Street
   Frankenmuth, MI  48734
   T: (517)652-9985
   E: jcrawford@bavarianinn.com

*Schedule:

   Automatic play daily at 1100, 1200,
   1500, 1700, 1800, 2100, 2200, for 15
   minutes, with animation of the legend
   of the Pied Piper of Hameln
   (Hamelin, Germany).

*Remarks:

   Mechanism by Korfhage.
   Dual electric keyboards.
   Cambridge (Westminster) quarters.

*Technical data:

   Electric-keyboard carillon of 35 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 1967
     with bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Year of latest technical information source is 1988

*Links:

The heavily commercial Website for this tourist attraction in "Michigan's Little Bavaria" presents several different illustrations of the restaurant tower, with its bells and animated figures, on various pages.  The Restaurant page has the best, and includes a description of the instrument.

Waymarking page or here or here

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

Index to all glockenspiels in the world.

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

Index to all tower bell instruments in MI.

*Status:

   This page was built from the database on 26-Dec-11
   based on textual data last updated on 2006/11/03
   and on technical data last updated on 1993/00/00


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