[Bell Historians] Re: Edinburgh

jimhedgcock jameshedgcock at h...
Tue May 13 19:14:09 BST 2003

I am extremely surprised that Matthew's details and Ranald's details 
seem not to match. Ranald was an absolute stickler for detail, which 
led to much distress when his 'Perthshire' was not published as 
submitted.--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, matthewhigby at a... 
> In a message dated 12/05/2003 20:41:43 GMT Daylight Time, 
> jameshedgcock at h... writes:
> > William & Thomas Mears 1788
> > 
> They are actually a complete ring of 8 cast by Lester Pack & 
Chapman in 1788. 
> From what I have been told they are the only complete ring of 8 by 
> founders which bear the same inscriptions on each bell.
> I managed to get up to see them a while ago - a really wonderful 
> installation! The bells are in the hexagonal part of the tower just 
below the 
> spire. The frame is placed diagonally with bells swinging into (and 
in one 
> case, almost out of) the window openings! A massive iron weight had 
> bolted to the top of the tenor headstock, probably to reduce tower 
> None of the wheels were complete but they had an interesting iron 
peg & 
> latchet stay/slider design. The ringing room looks as if the 
ringers had just 
> walked out! 
> I have some photo's somewhere - ill look for them.
> Matthew
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