[Bell Historians] Fog bells

David Cawley dcawley at w...
Thu Nov 13 16:54:45 GMT 2003

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Thanks for the kind remarks; I think the answer to the last papagraph is 'Y=

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Subject: [Bell Historians] Fog bells

In David Cawley's interesting article on buoy bells (this week's RW,=20
p.1081ff), there is reprinted a 1911 advertisement from J.Warner &=20
Sons for "lighthouse, fog and buoy bells". That terminology seems=20
odd to me, because all of the instances of fog bells which I have=20
found in America have been associated with lighthouses. (Buoy bells=20
are apparently the same the world over.) What is the distinction=20
between lighthouse bells and fog bells in English usage? Or were=20
Warners simply being sure to cover all possible terminology at once?


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