Facsimile inscriptions

Susan Dalton dalton.family at v...
Mon Apr 28 22:12:44 BST 2003

There is a wonderful facsimile of a 15th century inscription on a bell as 
old as 1606 in Lincoln Cathedral.

Gillett & Co did a very good one in 1889 at Bradford Abbas, Dorset.

Whitechapel were certainly doing very good ones in the 1930s. Not sure
offhand when Taylors started doing them.

There is a big distinction of course between facsimiles and copied or
repeated inscriptions. These certainly occur on the Abel Rudhall ring at

I don't think all instances of Bilbies' use of the Rudhalls' favourite tenor
inscription are copies from earlier bells, e.g. Beaminster tenor which was
never a Rudhall.

Christopher Dalton

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