[Bell Historians] Dating a Bell

BILLGJ at a... BILLGJ at a...
Sat Nov 8 08:06:44 GMT 2003

In a message dated 07/11/03, BILLGJ at a... writes:

> I realise that carbon-14 or thermoluminescence dating is not going to be 
> appropriate, but what about the precious-metal content?   My recollection is 
> that (particularly) lead used to contain significant quantities of precious 
> metals.   But I don't know when they began to extract these before using the 
> lead.   However, as nobody has mentioned this, presumably it is not used.
What if the bell is recast?? So much for that bright idea. . .

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