[Bell Historians] Tower Classification required

Carl S Zimmerman csz_stl@swbell.net [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Tue Apr 19 13:54:43 BST 2016

Adding a historico-geographic perspective:  There are numerous instances of city-owned carillons being installed in church towers in the Netherlands.  And in the USA, one can find instances of publicly-owned fire bells being installed in church towers in the 19th century (i.e., before electricity). Carl Scott Zimmerman 
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA -
 - 19th c. home of at least 36 bell founders or resellers 
Tel. +1(314)821-8437 
Webmaster for www.TowerBells.org
 * Avocation: tower bells
 * Recreation: handbells
 * Mission: church bells

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... the history of the commissioning and use of bells hung in churches could become significant. I would think that bell historians might have quite a bit to say about that. I know that church bells were commonly put to secular use but are there clear cases of bells being commissioned by non-religious bodies being hung in churches for primarily that purpose? I exclude clock bells unless hung for ringing.

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