[Bell Historians] Re: Big bells in Oz
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Wed Jan 31 14:58:55 GMT 2007
If Sydney Town Hall bells are G&J, (Gillett, Bland & Co or Gillett & Co) then they are 1884. The bells are :
5) 56"; 30-0-14.
4) 49"; 20-3-10.
3) 37"; 9-2-12.
2) 35 1/2"; 8-1-0
1) 33 1/2"; 7-2-14.
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Subject: [Bell Historians] Re: Big bells in Oz
I heard the GPO clock strike 6:00 pm today and it is a fine sounding
bell. I didn't hear it chime the quarters beforehand though.
The nearby town hall clock has quarter chimes but they have been out
of sync for at least 2 years (I live within earshot of them).
Antiquarian horologists must be thin on the ground in Sydney.
--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "David Bagley" <david at ...>
> Stumbled over this today at :-
> Can anybody add to the details?
> SYDNEY POST OFFICE CLOCK.
> May 4 1891
> Cast in England in 1890 "the castings have come out remarkably
> possessing very rich tone, especially the 5-ton tenor bell. Its
> resonance being greatly admired. Canon Cattley (Worchester
> blessed it) expressed high approval. He said they are certainly
> bells ever sent out of England. The first quarter bell is 2ft 9in
> diameter, the note C sharp, and weight 81/2 cwt.; the second, 3ft
> diameter, B 111/4cwt; the third, 3ft 4 in diameter, A 143/4 cwt.,
> fourth, 4ft 4in in diameter, E 30cwt, and the tenor bell, 6ft 6in
> diameter, A weighing 5 tons. Each bell has the imperial crown and
> VIR with the words 'General Post Office, Sydney 1890.
> The following lines from Tennyson's 'In Memoriam' are inscribed on
> bells, one line on each, commencing with the largest.
> Ring out the false, ring in the true
> Ring out the feud of rich and poor
> Ring in redress to all mankind
> Ring out false pride in place and blood
> Ring in the common love of good
> Cast by John Taylor of Loughborough designs by lord Grimthorpe.
> The initials of Henry Parkes also appear H P
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