Great Paul by oldjosh

Great Paul

Britain’s biggest bell; still rings at St Paul’s Cathedral, London. It was made by Taylors of Loughborough.
The cast Iron mould was installed on the foundry floor and the foundry was extended so a third furnace could be built in order to melt the large amount of metal needed for the bell.
On November 3rd 1881 the furnaces were lit. It took over 8 hours to melt the alloy and just four minutes to pour it into the mould. After 6 days the bell had cooled sufficiently to be lifted from the case. The bell weighs nearly 17 tons. When sounded the note was E-flat, as required.
The bell case has recently been placed in Queens park in Loughborough.
what an interesting tale it has to tell!
January 15th, 2019  
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