G&J bell for "Ark Royal"

George Dawson George at ...
Tue Dec 13 08:57:31 GMT 2005

The bell, special order 4435, seems to have been cast on 26 Feb 1944
according notes I have on it from AAJB. Its diameter as cast was 19.125" &
after tuning, 18.875". As cast it weighed
2.2.12 & when finished 2.0.5 1/2 in G.
Any more??

> Discussion of old handbells on the Handbell-L mail-list has led to
> the discovery of a mention of a "silver bell" cast by "Gillet &
> Johnson":
> http://freepages.family.rootsweb.com/~brycefamily/arkroyal.htm
> (Scroll down to the photo of the 4th Ark Royal.)
> The narrative is unfortunately rather unclear about when the bell was
> actually cast, but it appears to have been between 1945 and 1955.
> Does anyone know anything more about this bell?


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