[Bell Historians] Re: Thurnham

Bickerton, Roderic K (SELEX) (UK) roderic.bickerton at ssRegCAK8blxGmz7bQnS3uzlzraHk88_VLwloHnmpU2yicE3VKtZgpX844jKtR2F8VWgOB2Mw_RnIGHy8VT8nDYaiKJxXB1S.yahoo.invalid
Fri Apr 27 10:52:05 BST 2007

2nded. Rang in 1980. They went well enough although they were loud and not nice sounding. 

I was told they had ABS plastic wheel rims but did not see them. I am surprised plastic wheel rims have not found favour as wheel rims are often the first thing to fail, and would additionally benefit as they could have less mass than wood.

Heavy wheels are just as significant as headstocks in making bells sluggish. Energy is calculated from Mass x Velocity.  The wheel rim is the fastest moving part so its mass is probably at least 5 times more influential than the headstock mass.


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>> We thrashed Thurnham into submission and got them into rounds in the
>> mid-1980s! Absolute benders!

Dalton country. Bells were OK when I went. Try oiling the bearings,



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