[Bell Historians] Historical differences between long-standing bell foundries?

Carl S Zimmerman csz_stl at K4jdtCMP7yLxqiV3278O_5qkjHGB-8nNtk2xdo-VEEeOR0Hq_xU2rOMGtsXYgKd-mvGRGOjik_2aq2Kyhg.yahoo.invalid
Thu Apr 26 15:37:06 BST 2012

While the McShane company still exists, and still owns the old foundry equipment, they have not actually cast bells for many years.  (In fact, no McShane has been associated with the company for more than a century.)  It is doubtful that they still have the expertise to use that equipment.  Their current work is primarily in maintenance, restoration and electrification.

Carl Scott Zimmerman
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA -
- 19th c. home of at least 35 bell founders or resellers
Tel. +1(314)821-8437
Webmaster for www.TowerBells.org
  *  Avocation:   tower bells
  *  Recreation:  handbells
  *  Mission:     church bells

--- On Thu, 4/26/12, Kevin Jones <kevscabs at W7RJvhjv4gs-gWC5onnj5Gq63LBPztdSEKBakfAXm6qqyY3KaJ6D7Jn887EP7DbQmSzAZJhCsXoKesNbNQZM.yahoo.invalid> wrote:

There are about 50 Bell-Foundrys around the World still casting bells today,
McShane of U.S.A. since 1856.


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