[Bell Historians] External tuning

Chris Pickford c.j.pickford at t...
Thu Apr 4 18:41:06 BST 2002

Five of the bells (nos.1-5) at Cardington, Beds - a ring of eight by Taylor
1898 (tenor recast in 1924) - have been machined externally on the crown.
Given their date, one wonders if this was to do with an experiment in


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Bryant" <djb122 at y...>
To: "Bell Historians" <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 2:34 PM
Subject: [Bell Historians] External tuning

> This morning I've been doing a full inspection at St Olave's, York. The
> rather nice 9 cwt six were cast in 1789 by Dalton of York, and were
> tuned and rehung for chiming in 1916, by Taylor's, and rehung for
> ringing by David Potter / Taylor's in 1988. Looking at them this
> morning, I noticed that there is clear evidence of tuning on the outside
> soundbows of all six bells, between the two lower sets of moulding
> wires. it must have occurred in 1916. Has anyone else seen this anywhere
> - It's the first time I've seen it. What would the purpose be?
> By the way, I have quite an old copy of the listed bells schedule for
> York, but they are not on there. If they still aren't, I think they
> ought to be - George will know, no doubt.
> David
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