jameshedgcock at h...
Sat Nov 15 21:30:11 GMT 2003
I came across a Meneely bell(1890s) on e.bay on Thursday, but have
been unable to find it since then. Judging from the price offered
for it, Keltek might be better off selling their bells by this route
and buying new ones!---
In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "David & Mary Kelly" <bells at k...>
> I am pleased to let you know that agreement has been reached for
the Keltek Trust to acquire the bell. I confirm that it was cast in
1903 by Taylor's. The seller bought it from a dealer who thought it
might have come from Lincoln. I have looked at John Ketteringham'e
excellant book Lincolnshire Bells & Bellfounders but have not found
any likely places in Lincoln where it could have come from.
> Subject to confirmation of our tonal analysis results undertaken by
telephone, the best match for the bell is at Beckbury, Shropshire and
provisional agreement has been reached with the parish that they can
acquire it if confirmed suitable. It had been considered for St
Francis, Clifton, Nottingham but Ben Kipling of Hayward Mills advised
that it is too large. Incidently this will be the second bell the
Trust has acquired through Ebay; the first bell is also going to
> Also advertised on Ebay in the USA are two Taylor bells.
> We were offered these a few months ago but declined to pay the
asking price of $1500.
> I am copying this email to Geoff Pick as it is through his efforts
that the Trust has been kept up to date with bells appearing on Ebay.
Many thanks Geoff.
> Dave Kelly
> Keltek Trust - www.keltek.org
> Email: bells at k...
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