[Bell Historians] York St John

Andrew Higson andrew_higson at ...
Thu Oct 13 10:11:51 BST 2005

I can't find why the bells were hung thus. It does seem to have been a
change of plan, though. The fittings sheet shows the usual canon
retaining stocks, but these have been crossed out. Without detailed
analysis, I can't be sure, but my guess is that the frame is too tight
for the necessary canon retaining headstock patterns; the ordinary
stocks were narrower so we used them instead.


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I wonder why they have the arched stocks? Is there likely to be 
> anything about the project in Fred Sharpe's papers?
> David

As John Baldwin said, we almost certainly would have Fred's report in 
the Sharpe Collection. Equally though, there is, no doubt, a 
reference to the reason for this style of headstock in Taylor's file, 
but given how long it takes to find this sort of this, I would be loath 
to call upon the good nature of Mr Higson once again!


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