[Bell Historians] St Botolph's Boston

David Bryant davidbryant at h...
Wed Feb 16 00:17:51 GMT 2005

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Those of you who have rung at Boston will be aware of the problems. When
the bells recast and augmented to ten in 1932 a scheme was produced by whic=
the ringers would stand above the bells! Both Taylor's and Whitechapel
rejected this proposal but G&J developed what they believed to be a feasibl=
system for which they took out a patent. So far as is known this was never
installed and at Boston the authorities rejected it. Would such a scheme

I imagine you'd have considerable problems with rope transmission, especial=
ly in damp weather. I believe Taylor's experimented before rejecting the id=
ea, and I recall reading somewhere that two ceiling bosses in the ceiling o=
f what was Prichard's rope works were all that remained of this experimenta=

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