[Bell Historians] Gudgeons

matthewhigby at a... matthewhigby at a...
Wed Oct 29 18:59:47 GMT 2003

In a message dated 29/10/03 18:53:37 GMT Standard Time, 
david at b... writes:

> Yes, I omitted to mention them. Can cast-in gudgeons be replaced
> economically if they break?

In some (not all!) cases yes. I have recently had a whitechapel headstock 
re-bored and fitted with new gudgeons (shrunk in using liquid nitrogen) andall 
seems to be well. I gather WBF do this for all their larger new headstock 
castings now. It cost about £380 compared to a £800 new stock.


Matthew Higby & Co Ltd,
Church Bell Engineers.
Jasmine Cottage,
The Street,
BA3 4HN.
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