[Bell Historians] Cost of 1669 Bell Metal

Peter Wilkinson petewilkinson298 at iTkJ0lGjB-eEMNzupGFnGlaWNbQjoebDc3ZgXysKUmigTA-DmebFSzP9teiyoUB4pl8P1vGcY8-Au1Q-MhcS0hBaPbWPzA.yahoo.invalid
Thu Feb 17 12:58:50 GMT 2011

The following link gives a site with other links, including a currency converter from the National Archives:
Hope this is useful.

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Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:48:54 +0000
Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Cost of 1669 Bell Metal



      At 11:33 16/02/2011, DrL wrote:

>Does anyone have a feeling for the value of bell 

>metal in 1669.  I have discovered a reference to 

>£38-3-10 of good bell metal and £8-0-0 of coarse 

>bell metal having been retrieved from St Magnus 

>the Martyr after the Great Fire of London, and I 

>am trying to get a handle on how much metal that represents.

I imagine that £38 was a very great deal of money 

in 1669 - can anyone on the list do the 

calculation as to what that represents in today's money?

There was an item on Radio 4 news this morning 

which reported that theft of copper cabling in 

the UK is at an all-time high. Apparently the 

police are setting up a special task-force unit to try to tackle it.




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