Gillett & Johnston's 'successors'

Richard Offen richard at s...
Sun Oct 17 22:41:22 BST 2004

--- In bellhistorians at, "jimhedgcock" 
<jameshedgcock at h...> wrote:
> With the demise of bell founding at Croydon, the first bells to be 
> commissioned by G&J (Calgary?) were cast by Taylors. I believe 
> Taylors purchased G&J's equipment when the bell founding side of 
> firm was terminated. Why is it then, that the two trebles at Egham 
> and the later 'G&J profile' rings have come from Whitechapel?

Jim, do wake up please! We went through all of this a few weeks ago.

The two trebles for Egham were cast for G & J (Clock Makers) by 
Whitechapel and the new Whitechapel rings cast to G & J profiles are 
just what they say, bells cast with similar design features (if 
that's the correct phrase!) to bells cast at the Croydon Bell 
Foundry. In the same way, Eayre & Smith had two bells cast to 
Joseph Hatch profiles when they augmented the four Hatch bells at 
Peasmarsh, Sussex a few years ago ( there are several other examples 
of this sort of work).


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