[Bell Historians] Gillett & Bland
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Wed Nov 22 08:54:38 GMT 2006
NO - but I can for Johnston!
On Wed, 22 Nov 2006, David Beacham wrote:
> Whilst still on this G&J thread, can anyone say, authoritatively, what the correct pronunciation of "Gillett" should be (correct meaning as it was spoken by the firm themselves in their bellfounding days)? Although most people that I know pronounce it with a hard "G", some, usually of an older generation, say it with a soft "G", as if it were "Jillett".
> The firm continues, of course, but as clockmakers not bellfounders. I wonder how they pronounce their name these days?
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