[Bell Historians] Canon removal and faculties

Carl S Zimmerman csz_stl at ...
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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