Crown failures

jimhedgcock jameshedgcock at h...
Wed Jun 30 19:22:36 BST 2004

--- In bellhistorians at, "Roderic Bickerton" 
<rodbic at n...> wrote:
> Crown failures
> > .
> These can be sudden catastrophic failures.
> Has there been any injury or serious damage as a result?

Oakham tenor failed in 1924. There is a first hand account of this, 
and photos in 'Time in Rutland' by Robert Ovens and Sheila Sleath - 
an excellent book. One was recently for sale on abebooks for @ £24, 
but it is still available new, @£30. When the tenor failed it 
damaged the 7th. Both were recast with added metal.

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