ASTEN - NBM/1 : NETHERLANDS

*Location:

   Museum Klok & Peel
   (was Nationaal Beiaard-
     en Natuurmuseum,
   originally Nationaal Beiaard-Museum)
   Ostaderstraat near Rootweg
   Asten, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
   LL: N 51.40310, E 5.73350
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*Player:

   Jan Geven

*Contact:

   Museum Klok & Peel
   Ostaderstraat 23
   5721 WC Asten
   T: 0493-691865   F: 0493-697079
   E: info@museumklokenpeel.nl

*Schedule:

   (unknown)

*Remarks:

   Bells hang under roofpeak, indoors.
   Two bells by Francois Sijmon, 1635;
   nine by J.A.de Grave, 1722-7 (formerly
   in the Hattem carillon); one by
   Melchoir deHaze, undated.  Museum
   open 0930-1700 M-F, 1300-1700 Sat-Mon;
   contains many bells & exhibits of all
   kinds and ages.

*Technical data:

   Traditional chime (baton keyboard) of 18 bells
   Pitch of heaviest bell is F  in the treble octave
   Transposition is up one octave
   Keyboard range:     F C   /    F C  8
   There are two missing bass semitones
   There is no practice console
   The instrument was enlarged in 1975
     with  6 bells made by Eijsbouts   
   Prior history:
     Previously, work was done (as described in Remarks above)    
       with bells made by the maker cited in Remarks above
   No auxiliary mechanisms known
   Tower details: 
     Height of console:                  0 meters above ground
     Height of lowest level of bells:    5 meters above ground
     Height of highest level of bells:   6 meters above ground
     Belfry openness:   1%
   Year of latest technical information source is 2014
Additional information on the technical history of this instrument can be found in a database printout.
*Links:

The Website of the Nationaal Beiaard- en Natuurmuseum Asten (National Carillon and Nature Museum Asten) is In Dutch (full text), English (PDF brochure only), German (few pages) and French (in preparation).  The Carillon Museum (founded in 1969) merged with the Natural History Museum (founded in 1975) effective 1 Jan 2007.  There is a page about the Springcarillon; in the background of one photo can be seen the green (oxidized copper) tower which hold one chime, as well as the peaked roof under which another chime hangs indoors.  The location of the fourth is uncertain.

The de Grave bells are indexed under Hattem, from whence they came.
Where the final phase of this work lies in the sequence of output of the Eijsbouts bellfoundry, in this region and in the world.

Ranking among all Netherlands chimes by size (number of bells).
Ranking among all Netherlands chimes by pitch of largest bell.
Ranking among all Netherlands chimes by year of completion.

Index to all tower bell instruments in NL.Noord-Brabant.

*Status:
   This page was built from the database on 30-Sep-15
   based on textual data last updated on 2015/09/26
   and on technical data last updated on 1975/07/20
*Photos:

(none available)

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