[Bell Historians] Crown failures

Anne Willis zen16073 at z...
Wed Jun 30 19:15:35 BST 2004

-----Original Message-----
From: David Bryant [mailto:david at b...]
Sent: 30 June 2004 19:08
To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Crown failures

> The old 3rd at Holy Trinity, Bradford on Avon, (Roger Purdue II, 1680)
> apparently cracked in the crown, allegedly because of rough handling by
> Thomas Blackbourn in 1891. It was recast by Gillett &Johnston in 1924.

Many bells become cracked in the crown, but it is only relatively few where
the crown breaks out. If we started listing bells which were/are cracked in
the crown it would never end!


Yes, but we don'y know if the bell failed (like the treble in 1891) or the
re-casting was done 'just in case'.


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