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

'George Dawson' george@gadawson.wanadoo.co.uk [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Fri Feb 27 22:47:51 GMT 2015

Good clarification! Too easy to muddle the 2 Meneely foundries for us



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Sent: 27 February 2015 18:37
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Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] The bells of West Point Military College.



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.


Carl Scott Zimmerman
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA -
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Webmaster for www.TowerBells.org
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From: "'George Dawson' george at gadawson.wanadoo.co.uk [bellhistorians]"
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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


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