Oudtshoorn, C.P. Nel Museum
J. W. Benson (Firm)
Format Extent9 colour photographs
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Photographs and information on the bells of the C.P. Nel Museum in Oudtshoorn. The C.P. Nel Museum in Oudtshoorn has a nice bell tower. The 5 bells in the C.P. Nel museum have a unique form. They are formed like basins fitting into each other and installed as if on a common horizontal axle. The largest disc hangs on the outside. It carries the following inscription in a circular presentation J.W. BENSON LIM LUDGATE HILL E.C. 1907. The area in which the bells are situated is shared with a large number of pigeons and the situation is rather deplorable. A lot of rehabilitation is needed here to preserve this unique instrument. Because of their format, the partials of the discs are totally different from those of traditional bells. Hence they have not been recorded.
- Oudtshoorn