[Bell Historians] Re: G&J tuning

Richard Offen richard.offen at o...
Tue Jun 15 15:42:40 BST 2004

--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "George Dawson" <George at d...> 
> > They had also returned to experimenting with getting major third 
> > bells - Wally told me that they spoilt the large Freedom Bell 
> > cast for Germany trying to achieve a major third in it, but as it 
> > never going to be rung with anything else, let it leave the 
> > as it was (could Dickon find us the tuning figures for this 
bell? I 
> > did see them in Wally's book, but cannot, for the life of me, 
> > remember anything about them!) 
> I understand that this bell is now cracked.

A photograph of it was used for some time as part of G & J's advert 
in the Ringing World.

I wonder why it cracked? Could it have been as a result of 
machining too much metal out in the wrong places?


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