St Pater's Italian Church

jim phillips jim at p...
Sat Sep 28 10:09:59 BST 2002

Chris Pickford quoting an inspection by Nigel Taylor:-

>The bell has an enormous odd looking clapper and is clocked

Having heard this bell from St Paul's in the 1950's it sounded as if the
bell was given an enormous whack by the clapper. As the bell was clocked I
write to ask the question whether 'clocking' a steel bell can ever crack it?
Has anyone ever heard of a steel bell becoming cracked? Can a steel bell be
tuned like a conventional bell and would a coat of anti corrosion paint
affect the bell tone?

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