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Robert Wells

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of the Bell Foundry, Albourn (Aldbourne), Wiltshire

1766 Advert [1]: 'At the Bell Foundery, at Albourn, Wilts, CHURCH BELLS are cast in a more elegant and as musical Manner as in any Part of this Kingdom, (the Founder having made the Theory of Sounds, as well as the Nature of Metal, his chief Study ;) Also hangs the same, finding all Materials, in the most complete and concise Manner.
And also Hand Bells and Musical Clock Bells prepared strictly in Tune, in any Key ; Horse Bells of all Kinds; Room and Gate Bells, the neatest of their several Kinds ; Likewise Mill Brasses, of the best Metal, cast and sold at the lowest Prices.
All Orders will be punctually served by ROBERT WELLS, Founder.
N. B. He gives ready Money and the best Prices for Bell Metal.'

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  1. Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 9 June 1766