[Bell Historians] Conversions

David Bryant davidbryant at ...
Thu Oct 13 09:10:22 BST 2005

>For general purposes, to get an approximate figure, it helps to know that
>10cwt is 509kg. We have started to give metric as well as imperial figures
>in the Lancashire Association Annual Report. This is useful in answering
>the question "How heavy is it?" as opposed to "How easy is it to ring?".
>Obviously as they are conversions if the imperial figure is an estimate, 
>metric equivalent won't be accurate to the exact kilogram.

How does that make it easier? It is pretty much universal for ringers to 
think of bell weights in imperial units.



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