Clapper springs

jimhedgcock jameshedgcock at h...
Tue Nov 18 08:05:56 GMT 2003


Perhaps they were replaced by the rubber buffers that were fitted 
into the ball of the clapper. The rubber buffers lifted the clapper 
clear of the bell after the clapper had hit it. Far less complicated 
to achieve a similar result.

In bellhistorians at, "Mike Chester" <mike at m...> wrote:
> --- In bellhistorians at, Carl S Zimmerman 
> <csz_stl at s...> wrote:
> >> So my questions to you all are two:
> > 1) Are there any surviving installations where bells hung for 
> change 
> > ringing have clapper springs?
> Shilton, Warks, G & J 1925, still has a clapper spring on the tenor 
> bell.
> Mike

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