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Jones was the first to manufacture stock bells using sheet metal from crosscut and pit saws, stamping S.W. Jones on the tongue. He called them bullfrog bells because of the strong resonant sound.
|Address:||Leichhardt Highway, Bell Park, Condamine, 4416|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -26.926844|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 17th September, 1977|
|Approx. Monument Dedication Date:||1977|
Samuel Williams Jones
Blacksmith in Condamine
1867 - 1878
Invented the now famous Condamine Bell
He was first to manufacture stock bells using sheet metal from a cross cut saw or pit saw. He called them bull frog bells and stamped "S. W. Jones" on the tongue.
This monument unveiled on 17th Sept, 1977 is to salute Jones and the pioneers who used his bells.