[Bell Historians] L&J tenors
neil.tcct at v...
Thu Apr 8 11:37:17 BST 2004
Hang on, not ALL Tosier bells. I happen to have a quite nice - toned William
Tosier bell in my garage destined, shortly I hope, for a good home. Please
don't ask where, nor its provenance.
It was Clement II who was the duffer of the lot. East Stoke 2/2, Dorset and
Stratford Tony 3/3 Wilts come to mind. You have only to look at the shape to
have some idea of the sound these and others will produce. That said,
Clement I and Wm were, I am sure capable of bad bells on off days! I think
that I am correct in saying that the only surviving ringing bell of Clement
I is at Broughton, Hants. Two further bells of his are the 1 and 2 of the
derelict 4 at Berwick St James, Wilts.
John Tosier's surviving bell at Lytchett Matravers is regarded as an
'excellent bell' (I leave you to guess the author of that statement) but it
should be borne in mind that it was considerably tuned at Whitechapel in
1931, nevertheless, one presumes it wasn't a bad bell before tuning!.
Incidentally, I am told that these are currently unavailable for ringing,
though I am unaware of the reason..
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> > What, even worse than a Tozier bell?
> You just go and listen to it and you will hear what I mean!
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