Hoisting the New Bell for the Flag Tower, Smithsonian Institution Building
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The new bell for the Flag Tower of the Smithsonian Institution Building being lifted by a crane to its new home. The new bell was installed in the Flag Tower on August 10, 1996 on the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Smithsonian Institution. The bell is 34" in diameter, 28" high and weighs 821 pounds. It is composed of solid bronze and was cast by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, London, England on September 21, 1995.
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
See Accession 98-042 for more pictures and information on the new bell.
Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 97-074 Box 1 Folder Birthday Party on the Mall Bell and Flag
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
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