[Bell Historians] Re: Worcester Cathedral

Carl S Zimmerman csz_stl at s...
Thu May 27 06:04:55 BST 2004

What a marvelous bonus to see the drawing of the chiming machine! 
Are the two hammers for each bell side by side, or are they split 
between the two ends of the drum (as the drawing seems to imply)?

Can anyone tell me where other devices of this type can be found?

At 19:04 +0100 2004/05/26, David Beacham wrote:
>Further to Anne Willis's reference to "...the glorious picture of Worcester
>Cathedral Belfry...." in "The Builder" of March 21, 1874, thanks to Chris
>Pickford I have a copy of it that I have scanned and put on my web site.
>It's well worth looking so be patient while it downloads (770 kb).
>The present bells, recast by JT in 1928, hang in this frame. The flat 4th
>and flat 8th (as we call them - sharp 5th and sharp 9th if you prefer)
>now hang in the space nearest the artist.
>The carillon machine is not operating at the moment. When it does so it
>plays on all fifteen ringing bells except the treble; two hammers per bell.
>It is provided with seven barrels, each pinned with seven tunes (hymns and
>traditional airs).

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