Media September 2012

Foundry to Export Bells

The world’s most famous bell foundry in the UK is to manufacture bells for export to Japan, the London Press Service reported on 7 August.

Established in 1570, Whitechapel Bell Foundry Ltd manufactured the world’s largest harmonically tuned bell for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The UK’s oldest manufacturing firm also produced Big Ben, the bell in the clock tower of London’s Palace of Westminster.

Orders for the firm’s products have also been received from the US, Canada, Australia and Brazil.