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Garry,

Just because it has a maker’s mark on it doesn’t mean it is an original. It simply means that whatever company made it decided to put their name on it. I’ve compared these pictures with my Hemony Queen and I believe mine was either made before the one in the pictures or it simply had better craftsmen working on it. There are enough variations in the details of Hemony bells that we know there have been many different makers of reproductions of the same bells.

Yes, it is true that the Francois Hemony did not live during the year 1569 nor during the year 1669 so we know he didn’t make the original bell.

You might also want to do a search for Hemony bells in the box above. We have had several discussions about them on the forum.

Carolyn