[Bell Historians] Tower Classification required

John Harrison john@jaharrison.me.uk [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Tue Apr 19 14:48:59 BST 2016

In article
<1500745654.3512141.1461070483819.JavaMail.yahoo at mail.yahoo.com>,
   Carl S Zimmerman csz_stl at swbell.net [bellhistorians]
<bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com> wrote:

> 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)

The rational is presumably that the church had a tower where they would be
most effective - presumably the same logic behind the increasing number of
commercially owned mobile phone aerials in church towers.

Going back to earlier times when many bells were provided (by the community
not by the ecclesiastical powers) the body of the church was also under the
control of (and maintained by) the community, unlike the chancel.

John Harrison
Website http://jaharrison.me.uk

Posted by: John Harrison <john at jaharrison.me.uk>


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