Big Ben (was Olympic Bell recycling)

John David johnedavid at
Sat Jul 28 19:45:04 BST 2012

Richard Offen says that Big Ben was the largest that could be got up the tower. I read somewhere (many years ago) a story that the reason the original Warner's bell was broken was that it had come out too big. I had hoped to have read confirmation (or otherwise) of this in the most recent book (Big Ben: The Bell, the Clock and the Tower, Peter Macdonald), but it does not get a mention. Does anyone have a definite answer, supported by accurate measurements?
John David

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