[Bell Historians] engraved bells
je.walton at ...
Fri Dec 23 21:29:28 GMT 2005
--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "David Bryant"
<davidbryant at h...> wrote:
> And of course it's now quite common for reused second-hand bells
from elsewhere to have inscriptions incised onto them.
Such as the 4th at Wooburn, Bucks which has "T Mears of London fecit
1813" cast in, but the names of the Minister and Churchwardens are
I assume the bell was taken from stock to replace the then 2/6, as
the new trebles are dated a year later - they are not identifiable as
Wooburn bells from their inscriptions ("Thomas Mears of London fecit
1814"). I have not found documentary evidence to prove my
assumption, or otherwise.
Are there many incised bells - I believe historically there were only
two in Buckinghamshire (the other being the tenor at Quainton).
There may be more now, with the re-use of bells, but how many?
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