[Bell Historians] Re: Staunton Harold
tomblyth at ...
Fri Nov 4 11:36:40 GMT 2005
For what David said second to the last email, yes I agree that on some
rings were you know there are canon retainers and some normal headstocks yes
you can tell the difference but this is depending on who hung them, as I
know quite well that a certain company that ive seen and rung on there work
if you know exactly what your doing you will not notice the difference at
all. Its really down to who they are hung by, for example ive noticed work
by a firm that use fabricated cannon retainers often will feel sluggish as
the weight to ratio is not like that of a Taylor pattern CAST headstock.
Hope you understand this it might not be quite as I wanted to describe it,
as I just back from a late night. MY APOLOGIES.
Tom L Blyth
----- Original Message -----
From: "davidhird_uk" <davidhird_uk at ...>
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Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 9:59 AM
Subject: [Bell Historians] Re: Staunton Harold
> --- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "Chris Pickford"
> <c.j.pickford.t21 at b...> wrote:
>> Apart from the go of the bells, limited improvement
> through "restoration" etc, the thing that also struck me about
> Staunton Harold was the inadequate and inappropriate metalwork added
> to "strengthen" the frame. It looks totally out of place in what was
> supposed to be a pucka "conservation job". Here the culprit was
> another of the Trusts's advisers, a structural engineer (now deceased)
> who became quite a thorn in the side of bell restorers. The alarming
> thing is that much of his credibility with conservationists seems to
> have stemmed from the Staunton Harold job!
>> Time for a turn of tide on the conservation front - still!
> As a past adviser who had a number of run ins with EH over jobs which,
> when they had their way, turned into disasters, I am still in
> disbelief that we still let the business of awful restorations in the
> name of preservation take place. Fortunately some jobs I was involved
> with were done without their input and they all turned out well.
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