Makes a beautiful sound when rung. William was succeeded by his son, Edward I, who, on his death in 1724, left the foundry to his sons, Richard and Edward II. Richard only survived his father by a few months, and Edward II ran the foundry alone until his own son, John, joined him in 1733. The two men worked together until the late 1750s, when Edward II retired and it was decided to close the foundry. If this is accepted, those marked'HW' could be those of his foreman, as William's church bells are marked with both sets of initials.
Unfortunately the foreman's name is unknown. Crotal and rumber bells were used with small animals up to the largest beast.
They were also used for by humans as good luck charms, dancing and religious purposes. The bells are mentioned in the Bible!
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