[Bell Historians] Bells with extremes of size and weight

David Bryant djb122 at y...
Mon Dec 2 14:13:34 GMT 2002

Chris P wrote:

> The old tenor at Pucklechurch (by William and Richard Purdue 1650 -
44.125" diameter, 12-0-26 in E flat as retuned by
> G&J in 1929) was arguably more interesting in this context than the
present bell, recast by Whitechapel in 1985.

Talking of west country founders, the tenor at Ilminster (Bilbie) is 22-3-9
and a borderline C#/C bell.

Some of Taylor's early true harmonic bells are quite heavy for their notes -
e.g. St Patrick's, Dublin, Exeter Cathedral tenor.


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