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