[Bell Historians] Re: RSJ Headstocks - Bremhill - Webb & Bennett 1913

Richard Offen richard.offen at o...
Sun May 23 00:37:32 BST 2004

> KAW: Bremhill are on RSJ headstocks supplied by Fred Webb of Webb & 
> in 1913 who hung the bells in a metal double-bar frame (no 
castings) - see
> Bellframes by CJP page 31 - type 8.1C. Church Bells of Berks has
> photos/descriptions of many W&B jobs. Whites removed the staples & 
> the Bremhill headstocks in 2001. W&B were apprentices to Whites. 
I've always
> thought RSJ headstocks are a great improvement on most timber 
stocks. I
> think W&B stocks were always upright, I think some, by others, were 
> flat?
> Church Bells of Berks shows the frame type but with timber stocks at
> Wokingham All Saints Plates LIV & LV. A 1903 job. Plate LXII shows 
> curved gudgeon plate (but not the RSJ stock) & part of the frame at
> Buckland - 1915 - on RSJ stocks - see note at top of page 47 - 
> typical for W&B.
> Ken

Are you related to the Webb part of the Webb and Bennett partnership?


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