[Bell Historians] Tucking up vs hanging out 'old style'
tomblyth at ...
Sun Nov 6 10:39:54 GMT 2005
To be honest with you Andrew allot of what up sed was wrong and is just a
guessing game but some towards the end is true and I agree with. But as far
as striking comes, if you've got a striking device just use it and keep
moving it and checking it, but this is quite tedious and if you don't, do it
the other way which always works if done right, This is two first put a
spirit level on the bottom of the bell check it is sitting square(remember
tie rope to frame) then simply get a tape measure and measure the distance
from both sides then figure out which way to move it then tighten the
clapper back up and before fully tightening it just double check it the same
measurement both sides and away you go. But if its clapper speeds you've got
a problem with then that's another ball game and then we could discuss it
T L Blyth
----- Original Message -----
From: "Andrew Aspland" <aaspland at ...>
To: <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, November 06, 2005 9:17 AM
Subject: [Bell Historians] Tucking up vs hanging out 'old style'
>I have recently used a Bagley Odd-Struckness Meter (OSM) to measure the
> strike times at both Leeds Parish Church and at ST Wilfrid's Harrogate.
> We are planning on removing the packing pieces between the headstock and
> bell at Leeds to observe the effects.
> At Harrogate it is very clear that the two tenors with cast iron
> perform quite differently from the front six which are on bar headstocks.
> (Mind you it didn't take a box of electronics to tell me that.)
> Having the OSM means that we can quantify the effect of changes we make
> do not have to wait for the next ringing session to try to decide if we
> made an improvement to the striking.
> In all the debate about tucking up no one has yet thought to mention the
> "dodgability" of a bell. A certain way of hanging may change the speed of
> bell but how does hanging affect the ability of the ringer to dodge the
> bell. I suspect tucked up bells are more manoeuvrable in change ringing
> therefore it is possible to ring faster and still be able to control the
> bell through a method.
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