[Bell Historians] Beats

Susan & Christopher Dalton dalton.family at v...
Mon Feb 28 20:38:43 GMT 2005

>From: "David Bryant" <davidbryant at h...>
>To: <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com>
>Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] This weeks comic
>Date: Sun, Feb 27, 2005, 1:34 pm

> [I remember discussing this very subject at Taylors some years ago. It
> depends how far they stick out, really. One big founder's mark on the waist
> of a smallish bell can cause problems, but a lot of lettering in low relief,
> even if only on one side, is usually OK. You can see why the founders of
> old had the wisdom normally to confine themselves to the inscription band.
> Are there often issues with highly-ornamented lost wax bells, then? This is
> something which is likely to affect continental founders to a greater degree
> that English ones as contintental bells tend to be more highly ornamented.
> David

[I would think there are bound to be problems, if there are large and
assymmetrically placed ornaments on the waist, just as with English bells.

As for Tisbury and Sutton under Brailes, the ornaments are safely on the
inscription band aren't they? CD]

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