[Bell Historians] Wanamaker bell
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Wed Jan 30 23:10:39 GMT 2008
There is a whole chapter on this great Bell in the forthcoming book about Cyril Johnston, "England's Child", by Jill Johnston. Last I heard this is being published in America at the end of January 2008 and in the UK in March or April.
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From: Bill Hibbert
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Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 1:19 PM
Subject: [Bell Historians] Wanamaker bell
Further research has unearthed the following (from the Friends of the
Wanamaker Organ website). It casts some doubt on the supposed first
casting date for the Wanamaker Bell of 1923 - it reads as if both
attempts to cast occurred in 1926.
"The ... bell that rings from the belfry of the PNB-First Union bank
building on North Broad Street and Penn Square in Philadelphia was
commissioned by Rodman Wanamaker in 1926 as a memorial to his father,
John Wanamaker ... The bell was cast by the distinguished Gillett and
Johnston foundry in Croydon, England ... Production delays caused its
dedication to be postponed from the Fourth of July until New Year's
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