[Bell Historians] Re: G&J Simpson rings

David Bryant david at b...
Sun Jun 6 12:08:12 BST 2004

> Surely when you're designing a new frame in a tower that size it
> doesn't matter a stuff what the fittings are like as you can design
> the frame around them. It wouldn't have made any difference if the
> headstocks had been Gillett's web pattern, the new bearings meant
> that the fixing hole centres would have exaclty fitted a Taylor frame
> side, making the whole thing a piece of cake!

How are the bearings fixed into Gillett stocks? Are they rivetted or


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