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    • #10804
      Carolyn Whitlock
      Participant

      Bell Friends,

      If you want to see a picture of a fabulous display of bells, go to http://flickr.com/photos/12749580@N04/1374285045/in/photostream/
      I don’t believe you have to register to see this picture.

      While you’re on the flickr.com site, you should type in “bells” or whatever kind you’re interested in in the space that says “Search everyone’s photos”, click “search” and see what comes up! There are some great photos of all kinds of bells in online photo albums.

      Enjoy!

    • #13592
      Frank
      Participant

      Would love to know where that place is. Looks like some kind of public library or museum.

    • #13593
      Carolyn Whitlock
      Participant

      Frank,

      I went back to flickr.com and looked at the guy’s other pictures that were taken in the library. One was labeled “Peter White Library.” So I did a google search and found the following information:

      Peter White Public Library
      Address: 217 Front Street
      Marquette, MI 49855
      Phone: 906-228-9510

      Library details: Peter White Public Library is a Public library. This library is the central facility for the library system that serves Marquette, MI. The collection of the library contains 190000 volumes. The library circulates 322657 items per year. The library serves a population of 36000 residents . The director of the library is Pamela R. Christensen, Library director.

      It would be great if some ABA member contacted the library ( http://www.uproc.lib.mi.us/pwpl/ ) to verify that this is the correct library that houses the bell collection. I think we all would like to know about that collection, who donated it, and how many bells are in it. Unfortunately, I simply don’t have the time right now to do that research. Hopefully, someone will step up to the plate and let us all know what s/he found out about it.

    • #13594
      Peter Hyde
      Member

      Great to see this. I have often thought about putting some of my bells into a display cabinet. But if in a secure place there is nothing to compare with an open display which enables unfettered access and direct sight of your collection.

    • #13595
      Carolyn Whitlock
      Participant

      I agree, Peter. But I have an ulterior motive for displaying my bells in cabinets. My bells don’t need to be dusted as often! 😀

    • #13590
      Peter Hyde
      Member

      Interesting! My dear wife looks after the cleaning of every part of our home except my room in which my inside bell collection resides together with the rest of my personal eccentricities. Funny how often she will sit down for a chat then ask “When did you last dust in here?” When I can summon up the energy I begin a thorough clean. I usually spread it over a few days. At least it enables me to reconnect with each item, taking me back to when I first saw it and some of the challenges of acquistion. I so love this room. I have no need to write an autobiography. It’s all here – the photos, books, music,pictures, old documents, my desk and yes, the bells. And this computer, this joy of modern life which makes so many things possible. Like ‘chatting’ to people thousands of miles away……….

    • #13591
      Frank
      Participant

      My wife is the avid bell collector in our family. She has several enclosed curio cabinets with many of her bells. A couple years ago, I built her two large open shelf units. Her dusting happens when she periodically rotates her collection. Many are stored in boxes for a few months them put out.
      I have collections of other items that, sadly, seldom get dusted. Among those items, a miniature beer mug with the picture of a swan on it. Wonder what that is all about? 😉 Peter, can you help?

    • #13589
      Peter Hyde
      Member

      Frank

      Was the Swan the pub you asked me to look out for when I collected a bell from High Wycombe? That’s about the only thought that comes to mind about your beer mug!

      Regards

      Peter

    • #13596
      Frank
      Participant

      @Peter Hyde wrote:

      Frank

      Was the Swan the pub you asked me to look out for when I collected a bell from High Wycombe? That’s about the only thought that comes to mind about your beer mug!

      Regards

      Peter

      Yes, Peter. I was joshing. That is exactly what it is all about.
      Cheers, Frank

    • #13597
      Peter Hyde
      Member

      We are a bit slow this side of the pond!

    • #13598
      rah103195
      Member

      I am new to this site, and I saw the picture. That is truly a wonderful display of bells. Defiently puts mine to shame!

      Pansy Britton
      Houston, Texas

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