[Bell Historians] Bell Hanger, Chepstow.

Carl S Zimmerman csz_stl at AE7-dsT1pw97LsnhaLPCUiGG2ALTLeDVQvv4DQ07dGNo3dQrKFYHo2gaNBBDAuHmPOlP4ihlbt-Gwg.yahoo.invalid
Mon Apr 21 16:19:42 BST 2008

At 11:50 +0100 08/04/21, John Paul Adams wrote:
>The history panel says that number 9 was occupied from 1851 until 1889 by
>Richard Hawkesford, an "ironmonger, bell hanger and nailer." This is where
>the pub gets its name from.

At that period of American history, the term "bell hanger" was far 
more likely to refer to a person who installed household call bells - 
the kind where wires run within the walls of a big house, from bell 
pulls in the important rooms to a rack of spring-mounted small bells 
in the servant's quarters.  Did such a usage of the term ever occur 
in England?


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