[Bell Historians] An anonymous bell from 1675

georgebellringer at gmail.com georgebellringer at gmail.com
Fri May 13 20:12:01 BST 2022

I would have thought that its Dutch, but no sufficiently versed enough as to the founder.




From: Bell-historians [mailto:bell-historians-bounces at lists.ringingworld.co.uk] On Behalf Of Carl S Zimmerman
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Subject: [Bell Historians] An anonymous bell from 1675


Dated 1675, and carrying a Latin religious inscription but no identification of its maker, this bell was reported as having been a ship's bell before it came ashore in Massachusetts in 1702/3.  Certainly it was used thereafter as a church bell and then as a courthouse bell; it is now a museum piece.


See the bell at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Captain_Peter_Adolph_Bell.jpg

Click on the photo for a larger version; then click again for a super-large version.

Follow the "file usage" link to learn more of its post-arrival history.


Would anyone care to speculate on a possible maker, or even just a probable country of origin?


Carl Scott Zimmerman, Campanologist 
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