[Bell Historians] Wanamaker bell

Alan Buswell aaj.buswell at 2ZlAcxvb4etNYNKjc7C5mglQedi4DoS9X9Iy24MXq2EbEiKK_B7OFwQ7OmYU-RjFncvXq0FB8S9p-vkiDFkPtA.yahoo.invalid
Thu Jan 31 14:32:00 GMT 2008

The only G&J record for the Wanamaker bell will be found in their Tuning Book No 5 p105. The serial Number for the bell is 1141 and is dated 3 December 1926.

  ----- 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

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.ringingworld.co.uk/pipermail/bell-historians/attachments/20080131/6c76ed7b/attachment.html>

More information about the Bell-historians mailing list