[Bell Historians] Re: [r-c] Wrangle

Chris Pickford c.j.pickford at t...
Tue Jul 2 08:06:19 BST 2002

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This is correct. The one-time existence of this frame has come to light sin=
ce the rediscovery of the Liverpool frame. There was also a frame with som=
e cast iron trusses at Bretforton in Worcestershire, dating from 1823. We d=
on't know all that much about either of these frames, as both have now gone

The Liverpool frame may not be the earliest ever made, but it's quality of =
designstill makes it quite remarkable - very cleverly engineered and constr=

Chris P
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Subject: [Bell Historians] Re: [r-c] Wrangle

john ketteringham wrote:
> Jonathan (and others) might like to know that the earliest known iron
> bellframe was installed at Wrangle in 1820. Unfortunately it
> disappeared when Taylors recast the treble and second and installed a
> new frame in 1952.

Transferred from the chatlist! Is this correct? I thought the earliest ca=
iron frame was the one in the bombed St Luke's, Liverpool, dating from


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