[Bell Historians] RE: [r-c] Taylors - Eayre & Smith merger

Alan J.Birney fartwell2000 at ...
Tue May 17 08:59:53 BST 2005

--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "Richard Offen" <richard at s...> 
> I would strongly disagree.
> > One of the two companies at present tends to hang flat top bells 
> > the back end of a ring with a result they are sluggish...
> Sorry, I don't understand what you mean by this?
> R

What I am getting at is that the bells should be balanced as a ring 
and you should not have to work the back bells of a light ring like 
they are sufficiently bigger than they really are.
Having said that, recently I rang on a very modern 4cwt six hung by 
the same company where the treble ( 1 3/4cwt) was so flighty (short 
draught) most of the ringers had to ring with one hand on the tail and 
one on the sally.
Having my own light ring, I am used to light bells, but even I was 
surprised to find a modern bell of 1 3/4 cwt so flighty.
I don't recall any of the bells of the rehung ring at Wormhill (tenor 
1 1/4cwt) behaving like that.



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