RE: [Bell Historians] Stretch tuning

Mark Regan markregan at
Sun Dec 2 10:26:05 GMT 2007

The best 12s with stretched trebles for this period are Pier Head and Evesham. Their figures may help...


>----- ------- Original Message ------- -----
>From: "Bill Hibbert" <bill at>
>To: bellhistorians at
>Sent: Sun, 02 Dec 2007 09:57:08
>List members may recall Richard Offen's interesting
>description a while 
>ago of the procedure used by Whitechapel up to the
>1920s to tune strike 
>notes against forks.
>Does anyone have first-hand (or at least reliable)
>knowledge of how 
>Taylors did their stretch tuning in the 1950s and
>1960s? The procedure 
>might give clues as to how they (i.e. Paul Taylor)
>decided how much to 
>stretch a peal of bells.
>Bill H

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