[Bell Historians] Re: bells in Canterbury during Chaucer's time?

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Sent: 21 January 2007 08:18
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Subject: [Bell Historians] Re: bells in Canterbury during Chaucer's time?

from what i have seen clocks in medieval times where not clocks as we 
know them today. they did not have hands and faces just a means of 
ringing the bell or bells.
if you go to Salisbury cathedral website there is a good picture of a 
clock mechanism. 

What's more the clock, on display in the north aisle, works and keeps
remarkably accurate time.

We still do not have a clock face on our tower, despite the fact that we
have had a clock since at least 1611 (when lightening struck the tower and
'straight shattered the clock frame' among other damage).



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