[Bell Historians] Truro
djb122 at y...
Tue Jun 4 18:34:51 BST 2002
Thanks, but I've got the booklet. I wondered exactly how the bells are
hung, what type of fittings they have and who by, etc.
Robert Lunn wrote:
> According to a eight page booklet I picked up from
> Truro Cathedral in February this year it says there is
> now no clock face as this was removed because it
> became unsafe.
> The bells in the clock tower are
> Sanctus bell 31 1/2" diameter C Sharp
> Pack & Chapman of London Fecit 1771 Truro Chas. Pye
> Rector Richd. Jewell & JNo. Allen Gent CH Wardens
> One of two original bells in st Marys parish church,
> it is complete with its original cannons. It was
> apparently unused for many years, but when the clock
> bells were re hung on a new teak frame in 1972 it was
> brought in to its present use as a sanctus bell.
> Treble Diameter 26 1/2" D Flat
> John Taylor & co 1904
> Second 29" D Flat
> As above
> Third 32" B
> As above
> Forth 41 3/4" F Sharp
> As above
> Tenor 45 1/2" E
> Pack & Chapman of London Fecit
> Truro Chs Pye Rector Richd. Jewll & Jno Allen Gent ch.
> Wardens1770 given by Viscount Falmouth
> This bell is the second of the two original st Marys
> bells. It is hung for ringing up on a gudgeons and
> with a wheel.
> The clock mechanism was made by John Moore & sons
> Clerkenwell in 1851,restored in 1887, chimes fitted by
> John Smith & sons of Derby 1905 and the same firm
> fitted a automatic winding unit in 1972.
> --- David Bryant <djb122 at y...> wrote:
> Has anyone got details of the framework/fittings of
> the clock and<BR>
> sanctus bells at Truro Cathedral?<BR>
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