[Bell Historians] Harrington, Latham & Co
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Sat Aug 18 16:01:15 BST 2007
> Sorry to hear of Richard's troubles with the tubulars at Swan Bells.
They ought not to have "scaffolding poles" type sounds: the intonation
ought to be quite soft as they are struck, or ought to be, by lignum-
vitae plugs in the hammer heads. Richard will remember the quaint
plonking sounds which emanated from the tower of St Alphege, Seasalter:
he successfully interceded forty years ago for my release from my
father's shop in order to show him the things.
Now that takes me back!
Our example of a set of tubes at Swan are definitely not the best
example I've heard as they are made up from two different sets and not
well in tune.
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