[Bell Historians] Hanging Formulae etc.

Andrew Aspland aaspland at y...
Tue Jan 27 17:26:39 GMT 2004

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Ages ago I gleaned a formula used to calculate the hang of a bell - i.e.
from the axis of rotation (gudgeon line) to the lip of bell.

Hang = dia/2 +18"

Mmmm - try again Andrew! Your theory means the bells would be hung rather
a long way out from their headstocks!

[Andrew Aspland] So is it +12" instead? I was told that a 2'6" would hang
level with the gudgeons (neither tucked up nor hung out) but since I don't
know the height of such a bell I need more info.

OK a better try would be
Hang = 2/5dia + 13
based on a bit of regression analysis of Ossett bells but is that typical?
I would have thought on a list so knowledgable I would not have had to
resort to guessing games. My questions were asked because I would like to
have a means of working out what bells will fit in an existing frame and I
thought somone on the list could have given me a constructive answer!
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