[Bell Historians] Re: St Paul's buckets

Chris Pickford c.j.pickford.t21 at tfPt8T2oPh1KduO2vlwAQqSapvv6xYtGRu7x3_vtdvycrILfG6r-kLtvNK_lR--4m-2JdPAk_X7uCMS_nXc9g9xr3TQV4uNTCQ.yahoo.invalid
Mon Oct 1 08:56:54 BST 2007

Love 'em or hate 'em, they represent the limits of knowledge and technology at the time - and St.Paul's shouldn't be judged by modern standards. Compare them with other Taylor work of the 1870s and that of other firms at the time it's hardly fair to say that Taylors made a big mistake. And even if they compromised on Grimthorpe's instructions, they can't have ignored them entirely. 

Only really wanting to suggest some balance here - to redress the rather extreme views expressed so far. 


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: David Bryant 
  To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Monday, October 01, 2007 8:31 AM
  Subject: RE: [Bell Historians] Re: St Paul's buckets

  "If a mistake was made at St Paul's, it was by Lord Grimthorpe who 
  designed the ring!"

  But he didn't! He wanted Taylor's to cast them on a thick scale, like the
  old Worcester ring, but they went ahead and cast them to what we would now
  consider to be sensible proportions - with a tenor of 3 tons in Bb. There
  was some dispute between Grimthorpe and the Taylors as a result.


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