Orders for bells weighing more than 2 tons are no longer frequent, but Taylor’s still maintains the furnace capacity and ability to cast such bells when orders are placed. Our largest tuning machine can tune bells weighing as much as 20 tons, and this beautiful Edwardian masterpiece is still used once most years. Our last large bell – a 5 ton bell for Canberra – was cast two years ago, and more than 200 bells weighing in excess of 2 tons have been cast here over the past 150 years. Any orders?

Photo: The 11 ton Great Peter arriving at York minster in 1927.