[Bell Historians] Flat crowns

Susan Dalton dalton.family at v...
Mon Jan 12 17:29:08 GMT 2004

Harrison was also, I think, the first great knocker-off of canons from old
bells when rehanging them.


> [Harrison was doing it in the 1830s, I think, and there are examples of
> earlier bells (e.g. Exeter Cathedral 9th) where the bell unintentionally
> had no canons as the metal ran short.
> James Harrison cast bells without canons, but the top of the bell was
> domed, not flat. That idea does not seem to have occurred to him, and the
> consequent less effort to fit the bell to a headstock. It took others to
> realise this.
> George Dawson]

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