[Bell Historians] Bells with extremes of size and weight

George Dawson George at d...
Sun Dec 1 16:44:23 GMT 2002

Short bells:
James Harrison was an 'expert' at casting these, though he would also cast
bells to traditional shape when ordered. The complete list of his known
bells is in Licolnshire Bells provided by myself. I do have some tonal
analyses if you are interested.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Hibbert" <bill at h...>
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Sent: Sunday, December 01, 2002 4:00 PM
Subject: [Bell Historians] Bells with extremes of size and weight

> In connection with a significant new theory I am concerning the
> effect of higher partials on the sound of bells, I am interested to
> know of peals or single bells which are heavy, light, long or short
> for their pitch. This has been covered in the past on the list but I
> am afraid I did not take careful note at the time.
> I am only interested in extant bells which I could record and
> measure. Examples (to avoid you telling me about them again!) are:
> for heavy bells, the tenors at Wells; for light bells, the tenors at
> Dunham Massey; for short bells, Castleton; and long bells, the
> trebles at Kingston, Dorset. More examples like this would be very
> helpful to the work I am doing.
> Bill H
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