[Bell Historians] Stretch tuning

Andrew Higson andrew-higson at U4Qotewcdc5T3wyoYWIj4e27FqVgz5RJnVyk8Fpe4-cSHlFSqjNbj0pRIm8H6nko_elmzcUwqT7XTMmm1mO_N6WzdJCUk_mL.yahoo.invalid
Tue Dec 4 10:22:29 GMT 2007

AFAIK it's weight. The "B" crook profile was developed in 1926 and used both for the trebles of ringing peals and also carillons. However there seems to be no standardisation as to when it was used or not.


We made one earlier this year for St Patrick's Dublin 2# - but this was so that it matched the dimensions of the existing bells.



Andrew Higson

Taylors Eayre and Smith Ltd

The Bellfoundry

Freehold Street


LE11 1AR

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"A further confusion is the fact that Pierhead trebles are longer waisted than the standard profile bell and consequently have a different tonal character to them."


Do you know what the reason for this was? Is it just to add weight? The Taylor 12 of a similar weight at Leeds, cast 20 years earlier, have trebles of what appears visually to be a standard profile.




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