Saturday, 19 August 2017

Whitechapel Bell Foundry records deposited at LMA

The latest newsletter from London Metropolitan Archives has revealed that the archives of Whitechapel Bell Foundry, which was established in 1570, have been deposited with the archive. The company was responsible for the creation of the famous bells of Big Ben in London, the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, the Great Bell of Montreal, and London's Bow Bells amongst others, and is the oldest manufacturing firm still working in Britain.

The collection is accessible at the archive under catalogue number B17/040. For more on the history of the firm and the collection's acquisition, please visit

(Image: Liberty Bell, Wikimedia Commons;


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