[Bell Historians] G&J bell - Birkenhead docks

David Kelly david at thekloof.co.uk
Thu Aug 25 14:14:36 BST 2022



Trinity House had some Gas Accumulator Company bells so I expect the Birkenhead Docks bell came via them.




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Subject: [Bell Historians] G&J bell - Birkenhead docks


Apologies if there has been discussion on this particular subject before.


I recently came across a G&J bell at Birkenhead Docks (N 53° 23' 55" W 003° 01' 8" OS Grid: SJ 32351 89558). The inscription indicates it was cast in 1948 and the top has the inscription of The Gas Accumulator Company London. Diameter is around 2’. There is a solenoid type hammer (I doubt if this works) and the bell is mounted in a frame at ground level so easily accessible.


The only reference to the Gas Accumulator Company I can find is that they appear to have been based in Brentford, Middlesex, if this is the case, why is this bell in Birkenhead?


I have a couple of photographs but not sure if these can be included in postings to this list.


Can anyone on this group assist?


Peter Kirby

Halifax, West Yorkshire

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