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Source: The Illustrated London News, Nov. 17, 1855, p.583
Messrs. Warner, of the Crescent Foundry, Jewin-street, Cripplegate, London, have received the order to cast the bells for the great clock of the Houses of Parliament. The great bell is to be nine feet in diameter, and to weigh about fourteen tons, and will be the largest bell ever cast in England; it is calculated that the four quarter-bells will weigh about ten tons more. The work is to be executed from the directions of Mr. E. B. Denison, Q.C., from whose designs the clock has been made; and the bells are to be subject to the final approval of that gentleman and the Rev.W. Tayler, F.R.S., and Professor Wheatstone.