Bronze bells for clocking?

Alan J.Birney fartwell2000 at y...
Thu Oct 10 07:29:46 BST 2002

--- In bellhistorians at y..., " " <slobandito at y...> wrote:
> I ring three bronze bells at my church. About 12 patterns 
> fron the Angelus to the Call to Worship and the Gloria. The bells
> remain static, while the clappers are "clocked." The current bells
> date from the 18th and 19th century and there is talk about placing
> them in the parish museum and replacing them with 4 new bells (we 
> an open portal right now).
> Who makes the best bells in terms of tone and durability? Whose 
> are the best value? I would particularly like to know about:
> Eijsbouts, John Taylor, Paccard, Petit & Fritsen and Whitechapel.
> Obviously we do not have a carillon or a chime, so pefrectly tuned
> bell may not be as important as durability and price 
> Any information would be deeply appreciated.
> Thanks very much;
> L.
What about secondhand bells? perhaps the Keltek trust or perhaps 
Matthew Higby (if you were after excellent new small bells)-both are 
based in the U.K and possibly may be able to help.

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