[Bell Historians] U and V

Carl S Zimmerman csz_stl at s...
Mon Apr 14 03:57:03 BST 2003

At 20:41 +0000 2003/04/13, <zen16073 at z...> wrote:
>John David <johnedavid at h...> wrote :
>> Has anything been published on when Bellfounders started to use U instead of
>Don't know if this has anything to do with this but I have noticed 
>that HONOR is spelt thus in the 16th/early 17th century on John 
>Wallis of Salisbury's bells; whereas Abel Rudhall, C18th put HONOUR.
>Anne Willis

This might be taken to suggest that "honour" is an Anglicism, rather 
than "honor" being an Americanism. :-)

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