[Bell Historians] Ellacombe or not?

David Bryant david at b...
Mon May 24 09:23:16 BST 2004

> I think you'll find that Taylors have had a form of 'trigger-
> Ellacombe hammer in use for many years. Certainly one which it is 
> impossible to hold against the bell.
> I'm sure someone will be able to confirm this.

Yes, they're made in two pieces with a hinge in the middle. The rear 
piece (to which the rope is attached) has a piece sticking out 
beneath its inner end (the trigger), and this pushes the innter party 
of the hammer (which has the ball on the end) up against the bell.


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