[Bell Historians] Digest Number 741
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Wed May 19 21:09:19 BST 2004
According to Trevor Jennings' book, The Development of British Bell
Fittings, the first recorded stays seem to date from the second half
of the seventeenth century. He mentions an entry in the
Churchwarden's Accounts for Aston, dated 1678, Milton Abbas, 1666,
We can beat that at Bingley, stays from 1659 at least.
Bingley, "The Throstle Nest of England"
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