Royal Exchange, London
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Thu Jun 26 14:10:50 BST 2003
Readers may be interested to note that one of the C & G Mears 1844 bells
Hayward Mills Associates have a bell from Sydenham All Saints in for
rehanging. It was dreadfully corroded, so was shotblasted to clean it.
The inscription reads:
I/b. C & G MEARS FOUNDERS LONDON.
But more importantly on the waist was the remains of a removed inscription
ROYAL EXCHANGE 1844
The diameter is 24.25" and its weight is an amazing 3.3.13, very thick &
Frequencies: 1822, 1664, 1079, 764 & 493 Hz.
The bell was originally at Ch Church Sydenham apparently, but as my 1956
Crockford gives neither I can not ascertain the date of buildings, so it is
not clear whether the bell came via Whitechapel (as a reject from the
original castings) or Taylors ( when they recast the Mears bells). Can
anyone enlighten us?
Mark Regans article on the building & its bells appeared in the Christmas
edition of the RW in 1997.
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