[Bell Historians] FW: G&J 'Major Thirds'
George at d...
Wed Feb 20 07:49:58 GMT 2002
I understand that heavy tuning in the crown, which leaves the bell weak,
hence the Oakham disaster where the bell broke in half after a few years.
The new tenor is a minor thirds bell.
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Subject: [Bell Historians] FW: G&J 'Major Thirds'
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> What do we know about Gillett and Johnston and their attempts at major
> bells? Some of their tenors have a distinctive major third sound
> those slightly earlier ones (1915 to 1925). At Birstall, Yorkshire there
> a 22cwt Eflat eight cast by G&J in 1919 - I have not done an electronic
> analysis but to my ear the tenor fifth and fourth have a major third
> and the others minor - this would mean that all the thirds are in the
> scale (except the treble). Has anyone got any actual figures and how did
> G&J achieve this sound wiht a bell of fairly traditional shape?
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