[Bell Historians] Spanish bells from Swansea to Chile?
stephen.dutfield at -Yot8IbzIEa3RjLyF3Jysvr9oLkOvfIBg4sNbVAgJgnGQPuUIPol-hIqfcBmmV1lF9AFwCnx8oC2MAlVo9TWWxjDoVLc.yahoo.invalid
Sat Feb 13 12:54:32 GMT 2010
I'm now wondering about the provenance of the fourth, much smaller, bell that's with them. Regrettably I didn't take a detailed picture of it.
The clock is a two train gravity flatbed by Leeson of Coleshill. The donor only paid for the clock, not the dials and hands. The parishioners subscribed to pay for these, which is apparently why there is no west dial, as residents in those streets failed to come up with the cash! They look like Potts hands, but I have no more information as we did not climb to the bell chamber to look at the leading off and motion work. The stone staircase is very worn and something of a hazard.
--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "Chris Pickford" <c.j.pickford.t21 at ...> wrote:
> He gives the inscriptions on the three Spanish bells.
> 1. SENOR SAN JOSE R.P.N. ANO DE 1818 (27" diameter)
> 2. SENOR SAN JOSEPH ORA PRO NOBIS [no date] (29.75" diameter)
> 3. STE JOANE FRANCYSE ORA PRO NOBYS / LAUDATE DOMYNEEYN SYNBALYS BENE SONATYBVS 1793 [amended from 1753] (32.75" diameter)
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