Major third bells

Bill Hibbert bill at
Sun Oct 15 20:57:09 BST 2006

I was looking at the tuning of the old tenor at Kidderminster for some 
other purposes and happened to notice that it had a major tierce: 
821.5 cents below the nominal or 378.5 cents above the strike - 
sharper than the tierce of the major third bell in Taylor's museum. 
The bell, of course, was Mears 1857 and I assume had no trace of a 
bulge in the waist. (Mind you, the rest of the partials were pretty 
chaotic!) Accident or design?

Bill H


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