[Bell Historians] Redundant bells in Greenock

Chris Pickford c.j.pickford.t21 at yt0I7Yh6E2dxHJCXIxkdfFmSRANWF24AFZsnY4fMwZXW_4AwkR6m-MdE5jqW7MghSXKF2mBjXAIP5-IMF8Y5ZrqS7uu-ZIQ.yahoo.invalid
Thu Dec 7 13:52:46 GMT 2006

Wilson is an obvious candidate, especially since the musical sequence of the bells was "odd". It is clear from a study of the Wilson records that they cast bells by size and that the "note" was a matter of chance. Unfortunately the Wilson records for this period (around 1889) are missing.

Llewellins & James did a fair amount of business in Scotland in the 1880s, and the bells could have been by Warners or one of the Birmingham founders (Barwell, Blews or Carr). 


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: David Cawley 
  To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2006 6:42 PM
  Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Redundant bells in Greenock

  Strangely, when compiling this I had assumed that the 1889 work was also Gillett's; but Chris raises a query. The only Scots founder at the time able to cast a set of bells would have been John C Wilson of Glasgow. But then it also needs checking against the (several) English founders at the time Gillett (& whoever in 1889, probably Co) amongst them.

  On George's "obvious question" it would be very good to check out all these things, but as I said in my previous posting, they were all destroyed in the 1948 fire.

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: George Dawson 
    To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
    Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2006 9:07 AM
    Subject: [Bell Historians] Redundant bells in Greenock

    T he obvious question is are there any identifying names on the chiming machine, & come to that if the clock is 1889 who made that?
    Anyone in Glasgow fancy doing some detective work!


      I'm also intrigued to know who cast the original six of 1889 - apparently not Tayor or Mears. Any information out there?

      Chris P  

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