[Bell Historians] Request for help
dave at d...
Tue Jun 24 16:09:20 BST 2003
Almost certainly correct(ish). There are quite a number of bells in the Channel Islands with variations on J'ai ete fait (or fondu) par..., or just Fait(e) par or Fondu(e) par.....,from the French foundries represented. Nothing on Brousse, though, which would be interesting.
----- Original Message -----
From: Bill Hibbert
To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2003 8:16 PM
Subject: [Bell Historians] Request for help
Can anyone help this gentleman with his enquiry? I assume the
inscription expands to 'Fabrique par M. Laurent Brousse 1745'.
Dear Mr. Hibberts: Recently, our museum acquired a small bronze bell
with an interesting cast inscription. The bell was said to have been
excavated in Arkansas, near an 18th c. French settlement. The bell
has the following inscription cast in cercumference:
FPMLAVRENTBROVSSE1745. As stated, the inscription encircles the bell
rim. Can you recommend any scholars-in-the-field, who may be able to
help us decipher the inscription? Any help you may provide will be
(Mr.) Swannee Bennett
Deputy Director and
Historic Arkansas Museum (state museum)
200 E. Third St.
Little Rock, Ar. 72201
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