[Bell Historians] Doncaster frame

David Bryant djb122 at y...
Mon Mar 18 16:28:28 GMT 2002

there's some other specific features which make a Doncaster frame - ends
of heads resting on top of ends of pits, or something - Chris can no
doubt fill us in!


oakcroft13 wrote:
> Bryant (on all bells swinging the same way in the frame):
> > I think it's called a Doncaster Frame - first used
> > at Doncaster in 1858, and probably a Grimthorpe
> > invention.
> Well, except that almost all bellframes I have seen from the 17th
> century and earlier are built this way . . . Good example from close
> to home is Great Bookham, a four bell long-head frame from 1675 with
> all four bells swinging east-west.
> I think you meant to say something different!
> Bill H
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