[Bell Historians] Manufacturers of handbells for export?

Gerry Anniss gerryanniss at gmail.com
Mon Aug 14 17:59:57 BST 2023

Hi Chris
Thats interesting to hear that early Taylors handbells have been indexed.
Is it possible to find out when the Almondsbury handbells were manufactured
& supplied?

On Mon, 14 Aug 2023, 17:34 c.j.pickford--- via Bell-historians, <
bell-historians at lists.ringingworld.co.uk> wrote:

> Taylors supplied a few large handbell sets to the USA, Canada and
> Australia – and perhaps other places overseas too. The dates are from the
> 1870s onwards, including several sets of three chromatic octaves and others
> (e.g. 47 and 125 bells). I’ve only had a very quick look at the index but
> there are certainly some big export orders
> It’s only thanks to the efforts of one of the Museum volunteers – Chris
> Birkby – that we can now find information on these quite easily. He has
> been painstakingly indexing the sales daybooks, and his index now covers
> the years 1848 to 1914. So, for the first time handbell sales – and
> replacements and repairs – for particular places and clients can be traced.
> *Chris Pickford*
> Archives team – Loughborough Bellfoundry Trust
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