[Bell Historians] Canon removal and faculties
andrew at ...
Thu Nov 3 13:11:04 GMT 2005
RO <Timber stocks have gone out of fashion because they prevent people from
ringing at break-neck speed like they can on metal headstocks.>
I'm not sure how true that is?
For a start it was the foundries that decided to provide metal headstocks as
a modern material and secondly I can think of a few old style wood headstock
bells that shift fast enough.
Wooden headstocks can be much lighter than metal, so less counter balancing
and thus faster surely?
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