Watlington, Oxon

Nick Bowden nickwbowden at Ba4-BBCjl0ltxja35sLyn1p26jkMlkYLKz5b9YUc3kRzlJQxFdjYNU8bu8Po8dbGrVkupON-5uDWZ1rD8cRf.yahoo.invalid
Thu Oct 19 13:34:13 BST 2006

Bickerton, Roderic K (SELEX) (UK) writes:
> This is deep in trivia!
> One pound difference in 24cwt is under 0.04% difference, well beyond the
> accuracy of anything but the most precise weighbridge. 
>> Watlington tenor (M&S 1869) is a case in point. Dove has shown 24-0-8
>> since edition 1 (1950) and yet p433 of Sharpe's Oxfordshire (Vol 1
>> appearing in 1949, the two visits to Watlington being 1948 and 1952)
>> shows 24-0-7. Those dates are all sufficiently close for one not to be
>> able to postulate a typo either on FS's part or RHD's.

I think we've been here before. It is not so much the accuracy of the actual 
weight of the bell that is in question - it is the accuracy of the latest 
recorded information.


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