[Bell Historians] Hong Kong

Andrew Wilby andrew at -FKvpv6TM8xO1D2HYbSIx1KKWRrDKT5rQZDWxL-MigXTHTo8JT1FXZXlnHDG58sndgl_fyDRjprdlx1ipA.yahoo.invalid
Mon Nov 6 15:10:38 GMT 2006

MessageWhen I visited an old colleague of mine who was then General Manager of the Kowloon-Canton Rly Co back in the early 80's the Taylor 1 ton clock bell was mounted on a pedestal on Kowloon station concourse.

The single line railway was constructed in about 1910. The original terminus station was opened in 1916 at was the southern tip of the Kowloon peninsular adjacent to the ferry. The clock tower of the station was built in about 1922 and contained this bell I believe.
The station was demolished in the late 70's, the valuable land redeveloped and a new station built further north up the line as part of the double tracking and electrification that my old associate had gone to mastermind. 
The clock tower still stands but the railway had taken their bell with them it appears.

The original railway was built by Jardine Matheson  the famous Hong financed by Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation, Britain's biggest commercial company in Asia teamed up with its biggest financial house.

I have a vague recollection that there may be some sort of electronic noise emanating from the clock tower now.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: aaj buswell 
  To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Sunday, November 05, 2006 6:09 PM
  Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Hong Kong

  There is a G&J bell at Canton, presumably China mentioned in their Tuning Book Vol 3 p 51. 
  Serial No 351. New. 20 7/8". 1-3-22 in G 800hz. May 27th 1921.
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: George Dawson 
    To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
    Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 6:22 PM
    Subject: [Bell Historians] Hong Kong

    1 bell by Taylors, 1920, 20cwt
    The Archivist

      -----Original Message-----
      From: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com [mailto:bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of khsbelring at bc78DxoFh9CI0wkXDpoEPZDC3Gmd3G_-pevyiyxQ2IdT4wxD5dY2g5hzfboaatMEIEZhZ4NuMUngJ1w.yahoo.invalid
      Sent: Monday, October 30, 2006 4:52 PM
      To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [Bell Historians] Hong Kong

      Does any one know what bells are in the clock tower at the Kowloon-Canton railway station.



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