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Discussion in 'Horological Misc' started by Noel Poirier, Sep 6, 2018.
Went antiquing today and came across this...was not allowed to purchase it!
I would expect such a piece to be equipped with a miniature bell that goes "bong" throughout the game.
The picture of Big Ben is not very accurate
I have been where the people are standing on Westminster Bridge
How can you tell? Big Ben is the bell, and it is inside the tower! <grin>
BTW -- I've stood six feet from Big Ben -- the bell -- when it struck 12 noon on Oct 25, 2000.
Most people refer to the tower as Big Ben
It's correct name is the Elizabeth Tower
The bell's official name is The Great Bell
The powers that be can call them what they like, the rest of us will carry on calling both Big Ben
I have also been up there at 12 noon, in the mid 1990s
So it's the Elizabeth Tower and The Great Bell. Where the heck does "Ben" come from! I've read Wikipedia and there seems to be some uncertainty about that.
If you Google Big Ben tower name and go down to People Also Ask you will get :-
The nickname was applied first to the Great Bell; it may have been named after Sir Benjamin Hall, who oversaw the installation of the Great Bell, or after English heavyweight boxing champion Benjamin Caunt.
These are the two main theories as to where the name comes from
You will find a few more
Nothing is ever as simple as it seems