Re (2): [Bell Historians] Dove inexactitudes

Andrew Aspland aaspland at y...
Tue Oct 8 18:10:42 BST 2002

The argument only works the other way round i.e. cwt rings are generally
poor. I know someone will leap to the defence of A N Tower.

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From: s.ivin at n... [mailto:s.ivin at n...]
Sent: 05 October 2002 18:14
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Subject: Re (2): [Bell Historians] Dove inexactitudes

Andrew Aspland wrote:

> I remember quite clearly as a youngster going on outings and NOT looking
> forward to those listed as 15cwt (for example) as they never seemed very
> good compared with 15-0-8 (for example) and I still often avoid those
> when organising an outing. The approximate weight thing does communicate.

You would have a bit of a shock at Houghton Conquest (Bedfordshire) - 12-1-2
but cast and hung in 1842 - now I think officially decreed unringable!


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