Oslo City Hall (1952 / 1999)


1952

Number of bells: 38

Largest bell: 4 000 kg (A0)

Bell founder: Olsen Nauen (4) F. Causard (34)

Keyboard: Ungerer & Cie, Strasbourg

1999

Number of bells: 49

Largest bell: 4 000 kg (A0)

Bell founder: Olsen Nauen Bell Foundry

Keyboard: Clock-o-matic (European standard)

 

The corner stone of Oslo City Hall was laid down in 1931. As early as in 1922 there were plans for a carillon. 4 bells were cast and installed as a chime by Olsen Nauen Bell Foundry for the inauguration of the City Hall in 1950. Two years later the carillon was completed with 34 bells from F. Causard Founderies in Colmar.


Entering the millennium, the City Hall could celebrate 50 years. A new carillon of 49 bells was installed by Olsen Nauen including two bells from 1950.


The largest bell carries the city of Oslo’s logo with the patron Saint Hallvard and the motto of the city; «Unanimiter et constanter».