[Bell Historians] unusual clappers

Dwhgodwin at a... Dwhgodwin at a...
Tue Apr 6 10:47:27 BST 2004

At Durham Cathedral there are the eight old clappers hanging in the ringing 
chamber. All have a piece of round bar through them at the base of the flight 
which is then bent towards the centre of the ball, but not to the strike point. 
The ends of the bar extend to about the diameter of the ball of the clapper. 
I don't know what this was trying to achieve, maybe it is some form of clapper 
lifting? Are there any other clappers still in bells with this set-up?

David Godwin 

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