[Bell Historians] re: Big Ben

Anne Willis zen16073 at PRXGiK7gnP_UAWyZc1YBomNUt_Za1pu611mrSSJF9Oq-EDBTqAUtz_K4ActjzLS57B-ZIcpRwmOIhRHm.yahoo.invalid
Fri Nov 2 10:49:21 GMT 2007

From: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com [mailto:bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com]
On Behalf Of John David
Sent: 02 November 2007 10:18
To: bell hist
Subject: [Bell Historians] re: Big Ben

When this book first came out I asked on the list if there was any truth in
the story (which I have seen in print somewhere, and which was one of the
reasons I bought the book) that the Warner bell had to be broken up (with
the over-weight clock hammer) because it was too big to get up the clock
weight shaft. There were no replies - perhaps it was a silly question -  but
does anyone have the dimensions of the two bells and the shaft to either
confirm this story or leave it not proven? 
John David

You may have seen it in the biography of Lord Grimthorpe.  I have it
somewhere and will check.



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