Historical methods of bell tuning

Richard Offen richard at em7V2vgdNZFVDn7Ryxnjhybe6tcVoaMCvydIn_oaTjTA0pUjUx9g9yjaLvl4DGVcX_ecJe00Dig.yahoo.invalid
Fri Aug 4 17:17:56 BST 2006

--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, "Bill Hibbert" <bill at ...> wrote:
> Lawrence:
> > Sorry Bill, at least I tried!
> Absolutely, and it was mean of me to tease you. One of the great
> about this list is that people make a genuine effort to help and to
> contribute and long may it continue

Hear, hear!

> Richard:
> > I suspect that many of the better founders were quite aware of
> tones ... I'll go through my science of music books (I have
> quite a collection!) and see what early references I can dig up.
> The information can turn up on the most unlikely places. In my own
> researches I (re)discovered that Jacob van Eyck, the musical 'brains'
> behind the Hemonys, met a Dutch philosopher / scientist called Isaac
> Beeckman, a relative of Christian Huygens, in 1633 and described and
> demonstrated the partial tones of bells. Isaac wrote it all down in
> diary which was published, unfortunately for us in Dutch, between 1939
> and 1953. I think this was the source used by André Lehr.
> I wonder if such a treasure trove is hiding in a UK library or record
> office somewhere?
> Regards,
> Bill H

We live in hope!


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