Taylor treble profiles

Bill Hibbert bill at h...
Wed Mar 31 10:13:28 BST 2004


>> Did Taylor's really have a variable bell shape for
>> the convenience of hanging

> Their trebles of the 1880s and early 1890s were
> clearly designed for hanging considerations

I have seen examples of this in smaller peals as well (e.g. Poynton, 
a six). What they did not consider at the time was the effect this 
had on tonal quality, as we know.

What the founders can do nowadays is produce bells with different 
profiles (long, short, etc.) for various positions in the ring 
without affecting tuning of the low five partials, which I think is a 
clever trick indeed.

Bill H

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