The bell Big Ben was cast
Originally shared by Ed Pearce
Big Ben, the bell in the Palace of Westminster’s clock tower in London, was cast on April 10, 1858 by Whitechapel Bell Foundry.after the original bell had cracked during testing.
Picture shows The second „Big Ben” (centre) and the Quarter Bells from The Illustrated News of the World, 4 December 1858
The Whitechapel Bell Foundry company was established in 1570 making it, Britain’s oldest manufacturing company – it also casted Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell.