[Bell Historians] Bell Hanger, Chepstow.
ptrotman at Pe5MU9CTS7bCj7unysX6zb3Fz-MCXuMfgDlRFmjGGKf_R3cLG4hDEuznT1IMP6gwflBeImhKvG-1ye2mrQ.yahoo.invalid
Tue Apr 22 20:29:50 BST 2008
I've no idea whether the term "bell-hanger" was used historically in
the UK but I'm grateful that you brought this up. Some years ago I
purchased from a hardware store in Connecticut a "bell-hanger's bit",
a 3/8" spade bit with a shank a little over a foot long, in order to
run some speaker cables between floors. The origin of the name never
dawned on me.
Unfortunately 3/8" isn't large enough for today's equivalent --
running Ethernet cables!
On Mon, Apr 21, 2008 at 11:19 AM, Carl S Zimmerman <csz_stl at n6O2eO2rXdNNM1V8TYqaS1As3wvKiwQfs1xfVKPTzKdzKsB483W3BR1sMeYAE1BSg4k7k4qBYLifvQ.yahoo.invalid> wrote:
> 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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