djb122uk <djb122@y...> djb122 at y...
Fri Dec 20 23:34:43 GMT 2002

--- In bellhistorians at, "Chris Booth" <Chris at b...> 
> This may be a somewhat naive question, but does anyone know when 
> were first introduced onto bell ropes?

See Jennings' The Development of British Bell Fittings, pp.83-4. He 
suggests that some form of binding to act as a handhold was used from 
at least the later 17th century, by which time it was known as a 
sally. Woollen sallies were used from the C18.


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