Historical differences between long-standing bell foundries?
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Sat Apr 28 01:44:23 BST 2012
Which one of these venerable old firms makes what are generally regarded as the best bells for change ringing? How about for use in a carillon or zvon bells?
Yes I am aware must will be up to customer perception but it would be interesting to know that (for example) XYZ is know for its impeccable lettering and artwork while ABC is know for better pricing and superior finishing while firm 123 provides the best after-sale service.
--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "Matthew" <slosomething at ...> wrote:
> I have long wondered about the history some of the long-standing bell foundries that still exist today. Marinelli since 1040, John Taylor since the mid 1500's, Whitechapel since 1570, Petit & Fritsen from 1660 and Eijsbouts from 1872. There are probably more.
> I wonder how they compare in reputation, size, market focus, quality of product, quality of service, pricing, how they survived the world wars, etc. I would appreciate anyone's insight on these venerable companies. Thanks.
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