[Bell Historians] Mears Question

David Cawley dave at lCrDZaoMB2kT6mOmFzE0IsEHQuGdmtLqqyIz5kix65GlyCHYafPALAMO3VoHz-x7ekzaoOAUDBjY6ojheUIn1oZvsQ.yahoo.invalid
Sun Dec 30 13:37:43 GMT 2007

Adding to this: William Mears used the "& Co" in the period immediately before 1781 when he joined William Chapman as partner at Whitechapel. 

I have seen the expression "Mears & Co" without the use of a first name or even initial on some bells clearly by George Mears but I have not seen one which I could attribute to William, whose style is quite different. 

Sorry to confuse the issue.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: David Cawley 
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  Sent: Sunday, December 30, 2007 1:08 PM
  Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Mears Question

  If the inscription is exactly as you say it is more than lkikely that the bell was cast in the period 1859-1865 when the style of the Whitechapel Foundry was George Mears & Co; it is I believe the only time that the "& Co" was used by the firm and inscribed on bells.


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    From: welch1111 at zn6Kut7VIpDE38e37j8WpbWgvUHwEjWPc3mrf1zI4FTaWOUvXYraO3yI99UEmDQOErhOUOKrBnHTq-k.yahoo.invalid 
    To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
    Sent: Saturday, December 29, 2007 4:29 AM
    Subject: [Bell Historians] Mears Question

    Hello Bell Historians,

    I hope you can unravel a question that I have.  I have a Mears bell, and I have not been successful in determining the date it may have been cast.  On the crown it says "Mears and Co. London."  There are no initials in front of Mears, and I'm not sure there is even a period after Co.  It has a 10 on the crown also.  

    Thank you for any help on this.

    Dave Welch
    Burbank, California, USA

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