richard.offen at o...
Tue May 4 17:17:05 BST 2004
A few weeks ago someone enquired about the type of tools used to chip
Whilst at the Taylor Bell Foundry Museum on Saturday for a
demonstration of the Cater Ringing Machine, I was able to photograph
the chipping hammer that is on display there and have now posted a
copy of this in the "Photos" section for those interested.
I was also interested to note, from the display on tuning at the
Museum, that whilst John Rudhall favoured a pitch pipe for
determining the notes of the bells he was to tune, the Taylors used
a 'trichordia', which was a three-stringed instrument that had the
facility to alter the pitch of each string to a calibrated scale.
clearly every bell founder had his own favoured method of determining
the notes of his bells.
More information about the Bell-historians