[Bell Historians] Canon removal and faculties
Carl S Zimmerman
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Sat Nov 5 15:00:45 GMT 2005
>If bells are hung out it slows them down to a certain extent,
>then they start to speed up again.
I've heard that this is why the standard practice among German
bellfounders is to hang their swinging bells on straight headstocks
without counterweights. The faster rate of swing produces a faster
rate of striking, which seems to be well liked. I imagine that the
electric motor controls to manage this on their very large bells must
be quite cleverly designed to minimize the power required.
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