[Bell Historians] Taylor Headstocks

David Bryant david at b...
Sat Jun 28 00:06:00 BST 2003

> What made me curious was I noticed how close the holes for the bell
> bolts and the clapper staple were together! Large amounts of nearby
> metal missing! Any crowns fallen out due to this?

A lot of them, especially on small bells, only have three bolts - two for
bell bolts and one for the clapper. Modern Taylor CI headstocks for little
bells are similar in this respect. Whitechapel ones have 4 bolting lugs,
plus staple bolt.


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