Taylors 'Grimthorpe' bells

Jim Phillips jim.phillipse9ox at ...
Fri Jan 6 23:23:56 GMT 2006

There is a turret clock in Grimthorpe's former residence
Batchwood Hall, St Albans which strikes on a bell by John Taylor
1875. The bell is 2ft 3 inches in diameter suggesting a weight
of about four and a quarter cwt. Is this a 'Grimthorpe' thick
scale bell and are there any further details known about the
bell? When John Smith and Sons of Derby merged with J B Joyce &
Co of Whitchurch in 1965 some of Grimthorpe's original drawings
for this clock were discovered in a safe at Whitchurch. These
original drawings were signed by E B Dennison.


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