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Sat May 22 17:46:48 BST 2004
--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, David Bryant <david at b...>
> > I'm not sure if Barwells did but Bond of Burford used them also
> > Michael, Wilts and Bremhill are two examples).
> I don't think Bawell's ever used RSJ headstocks - I expect CJP will
be able to say for definite.
> The only firms I know to have used RSJ headstocks are Bowell, Bond
and, more recently, Arthur Fidler. RSJ headstocks are hardly elegant!
Elegant, no, but they worked extremely well (certainly Bowell's did)
and made very tough and reliable headstocks.
The only disadvantage was that there was no means of getting a staple
bolt through - a problem which Whitechapel (and, no doubt, others)
have overcome by welding a piece of flat steel on each side of the
web to strengthen the area to be drilled for a centre bolt.
> Whatever you Wanadoo:
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