[Bell Historians] Wanamaker bell
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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.
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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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