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THOMAS MEARS, Bell founder
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A list of the peals of church bells, cast by Thomas Mears, bell founder, Whitechapel, London, since December 1810. ...
[London]: [1823?].
[2] p. ; 37.1 cm. (2º)

Drop-head title, verso blank. Watermark 'J Budgen / 1822'. A second, engraved advertisement listing peals of bells case since December 1810, likewise undated, is also in the Soane Museum (q.v.). Both were presumably obtained by Soane in connection with the construction of St Peter's, Walworth, as suggested by an ALs from Thomas Mears dated 11 September 1823 estimating the weight of eight church bells that can be hung in the steeple (Priv. Corr. X.C.2.20); an unsigned plan of the tower on paper sharing the same watermark as the present advertisement may also have been supplied by Mears (Priv. Corr. X.C.2.18).

Copy Notes Marks and notes in pencil in Soane's hand; a mark of emphasis against the peal of eight bells at Harwich, Essex, with the tenor bell of the same weight recommended by Mears for St Peter's.

Binding Folded paper.

Reference Number 6246


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