[Bell Historians] Incised bells

s.ivin at n... s.ivin at n...
Fri Jul 11 16:37:50 BST 2003

John Walton:

> My question is this - what is the likely sequence of events which 
> lead to the bell being incised with its inscription? Were stock 
> bells routinely cast at Whitechapel, or would this have been left 
> over from another project? Are there any other contemporary examples 
> of this practice?

Not exactly contemporary but the 1874 ring of six which were at Oxford/Mary Mag
- now in Mandurah, Australia - were incised with the initials of the donor, 
expanded to his name and a bit more stuff on the tenor.


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