[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.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Bill Hibbert 
  To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
  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 
  Eve 1926-27."

  Bill H

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