[Bell Historians] Canon removal and faculties

Richard Offen richard at ...
Thu Nov 3 13:32:56 GMT 2005

> 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 
> bells that shift fast enough.
> Wooden headstocks can be much lighter than metal, so less counter 
> and thus faster surely?
> Andrew

I'm sure your first points are right Andrew, but are timber headstocks 
actually lighter than metal ones? Having carried several of each up 
tower stairs in my time, I'm not so sure!



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