Large Liberty Bell


In 1751 Thomas Lester, master founder of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry In London England, was commissioned to cast a bell by the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly.  The bell was to hang in Philadelphia's State House, later renamed Independence Hall.  Soon after it's arrival in August 1752, it was cracked by a stroke of the clapper.  Local foundrymen, Pass and Stow recast the bell using the original metal.  Their names appear on the front of the bell, along sith the city name and date.  The bell also bear the biblical inscription "Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof" (Leviticus 25:10)

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