[Bell Historians] Taylor Gillett Bells

George Dawson George at d...
Mon Feb 18 21:01:45 GMT 2002

I have seen these. They have Gilletts badge on them and the lettering is
like Taylors Roman Capitals, plus facsimile old inscriptions. Doves figure
of 10cwt seems grossly wrong after an as cast weight of 13cwt
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Bryant" <djb122 at y...>
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Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 5:53 PM
Subject: [Bell Historians] Taylor Gillett Bells

> In the last year or so before Gilletts went out of the bell business
> their last bells were cast by Taylors, apparently using Gillett
> strickles. The bells were sent to Gilletts for tuning, and they also
> fitted and hung them.
> The only complete ring cast such is Goxhill, N. Lincs. Has anyone
> examined these? Who's work do they resemble - who's lettering is used,
> etc - it would be interesting to know. Incidentally, Chris Pickford has
> supplied me with the 'as cast' weights - tenor 13-0-9. I seems unlikely
> from ths that the quoted finished weight given in Dove is correct - I
> wouldn't have though they would remove 3 cwt in tuning a bell this size.
> David
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