[Bell Historians] Rudhall/Whitechapel

Chris Pickford c.j.pickford.t21 at HWw92CUyyeMzWiu6TW7C-G1i7vx_J5XngpWhCm0XqgiIjx-fh1lvfVyLCpsI-HIuddGayM-LPa9tFfb6GsCpHKmb7UQGZQ.yahoo.invalid
Sat Sep 8 18:18:33 BST 2007

In 1835 after John Rudhall's death, although the date 1829 is often quoted (based, I believe, on an incorrect interpretation by Ellacombe). In pretty extensive researches, I have found no evidence to support the 1829 date - although there is an advertisment stating that Rudhall's widow disposed of the business to Mears in 1835.

However, John Rudhall went bankrupt in 1814 and this forced him to sell up his house and the foundry. What we do not know, is exactly who owned the foundry from that time onwards - or whether Mears acquired an interest in the business at that time. 


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Anne Willis 
  To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Saturday, September 08, 2007 5:29 PM
  Subject: [Bell Historians] Rudhall/Whitechapel

  I ought to know this, but can anyone tell me the date that Mears took over
  the Rudhall foundry at Gloucester.



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