[Bell Historians] Canon removal and faculties

Andrew Wilby 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?



More information about the Bell-historians mailing list