Bell Display Cabinets
February 10, 2008 at 8:21 pm #10804
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.
February 12, 2008 at 3:59 pm #13592
Would love to know where that place is. Looks like some kind of public library or museum.
February 12, 2008 at 7:44 pm #13593
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
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.
February 16, 2008 at 3:46 pm #13594
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.
February 16, 2008 at 11:52 pm #13595
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! 😀
February 17, 2008 at 7:09 am #13590
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……….
February 17, 2008 at 12:38 pm #13591
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?
February 17, 2008 at 7:40 pm #13589
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!
October 7, 2008 at 1:24 pm #13596
October 7, 2008 at 3:39 pm #13597
We are a bit slow this side of the pond!
January 19, 2009 at 10:52 pm #13598rah103195Member
I am new to this site, and I saw the picture. That is truly a wonderful display of bells. Defiently puts mine to shame!
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