[Bell Historians] Warner foundry closure

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Sat Apr 22 22:45:36 BST 2006

John Warner & Sons Ltd officially closed as a bell foundry in 1924. Thereafter they forwarded correspondence to other other foundries, i.e. Mears & Stainbank and Taylors, principally though not exclusively the latter. I think they were anxious to see that one or other got the work rather than that G&J should benefit from their departure. The last complete ring of 8 was Mangotsfield, 1921, recast again 1993.   
Llewellins & James effectively departed the scene at the same time although there are some half-dozen bells by them post-1925. As late as 1960 they even hung at St Paul, Hartcliffe, Bristol, a bell they had cast in the 1880's for St Lawrence, Easton, Bristol.  It has since been rehung again by W B F.  
Both firms remained in business for items other than bells long after leaving the big three to it.  


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Peter Rivet 
  To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Saturday, April 22, 2006 10:11 PM
  Subject: RE: [Bell Historians] Warner foundry closure

  Warners subcontracted a few jobs to Whitechapel after they no longer had any facilities to cast bells themselves.  Presumably this was one of them?

  Peter Rivet
    -----Original Message-----
    From: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com [mailto:bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Carl S Zimmerman
    Sent: 22 April 2006 21:04
    To: Bell Historians List
    Subject: [Bell Historians] Warner foundry closure

    Conflicting sources of information say that

    a)  The Warner foundry closed in 1921.

    b)  The Warner foundry installed 22 bells in the Cathedral of 
    Stavanger, Norway, in 1922.

    If anyone can resolve this conflict for me, please do so!


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