[Bell Historians] The bells of West Point Military College.

Carl S Zimmerman csz_stl@swbell.net [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Fri Feb 27 18:36:39 GMT 2015

The Meneely (not Meneeley) foundry that made the bells for West Point Chapel never tuned their bells by any method - grinders or otherwise.  That foundry was located in Troy, NY.

The other Meneely foundry, located in West Troy (later Watervliet), across the Hudson River from Troy, did tune their bells, grinding not only on the inside but also on the outside.  For this reason, Meneely/Watervliet bells from the 20th c. do not have raised lettering.  Instead, they have pin-punched inscriptions that were added after tuning.
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> From: "'George Dawson' george at gadawson.wanadoo.co.uk [bellhistorians]" <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com>
>To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
>Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 2:25 AM
>Subject: RE: [Bell Historians] The bells of West Point Military College.
>Historically Meneeley also used  grinders to tune their bells in the 20th century.  
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