[Bell Historians] Encylopaedia plates (was "The list")

Chris Pickford c.j.pickford.t21 at KsSqsKt_eaADwf44GaJ3mwAUt990_SIuzc2WaI888TqOPzj6yrajiJk9QdX3igKBfXidWQtVQvSC8gGV0hz8h59vwDB-eA.yahoo.invalid
Sun Jan 13 17:57:24 GMT 2008

Thanks, John - and good to hear from you. Sounds as thought you got some interesting stuff from the V&A, although I've probably seen most of it by now in the course of my researches.

The encylopaedia must be around 1875 or 1880 in date, and probably once quite common. But no positive identifications yet

We're heading back to Perth in a fortnight - may see you at ANZAB?


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  On Sat, 12 Jan 2008 07:23:53 -0800, Alan Ellis <alan_ellis at ivC3Rl9Mi8CX2Lsv30LEKV2S6ayJbH9OWztUQU8e1l6aqDM9iLl88se_qOTlhLZmnGGCV6vBTcgrk5E.yahoo.invalid>
  > Hello Chris,
  Chris, I have a photo copy of the Warners Chiming unit dated 1863.
  It was published in and related to the "International Exhibition 1862.
  Reports by The Juries in the 36 classes into which the exhibition was
  This also included prints of other goods manufactured by Warners.
  e.g lamps, goffering machine, crimping machine, urns, swing kettles, gun
  metal water gauge and even steam whistles of all sizes were available.
  The chiming machine was on page 129. 
  The V&A were kind enough to send me copies relating to Warners in 1997.
  This all came about when I mentioned that the bells were safe in the tower
  of St Matthews in the City.
  John N Dunn 

  > Chris Pickford wrote:
  >> Just to clarify my intentions/needs here, I had intended David to upload
  >> the pictures and give me the url so I could post a slightly more
  >> detailed request and refer people to the pictures. However, I can
  >> understand that as "gatekeeper" he took my request as one to allow my
  >> messge to go though as it was.
  >> In the Swan collection there are multiple copies of these two plates,
  >> but no indication of what publication they had been taken from except
  >> that they are headed BELL Plate 1 (and 2) at the top, and marked Vol.3
  >> in the bottom left-hand corner. Many of the images are well known from
  >> other sources (e.g. the Warner chiming mangle), but what I'm keen to
  >> know is the title, date etc of the book in which these particular plates
  >> appeared.
  >> Can anybody help? I would have said "replies off list please" but it
  >> sounds from GAD's posting that others may be interested too
  >> Chris Pickford

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