[Bell Historians] Re: Bell diameters

Alan Buswell aaj.buswell at YJvOK-Cz4uVdc977AA9l-RNaErIxYSmZ_xw9B-c7keVQ1Zqk4LD45L6EvE-q65rHOzJWbb-0ho6NYyKTCEVs4A.yahoo.invalid
Thu Oct 2 09:34:33 BST 2008

One would have to go public and send out a general request for the info on G&J tower notices. Are they usually more than the weights given in the Tuning Books? Is this one of Cyril's wheeler dealings whereby he says the bell is heavier than despatched/cast and so gets paid more? Are there estimate that can prove this?
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Nick Bowden 
  To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 12:34 PM
  Subject: [Bell Historians] Re: Bell diameters

  Congresbury. Also, all 8 at St Thomas, Bristol were weighed recently in the 
  tower by Paul Mason of HMA. 

  What I would query though is relying on G&J notice boards in towers for 
  accuratelty recorded weights, as these often conflict with the tuning books. 
  Perhaps a genuine reconcilliation will be achieved one day. Any offers? 


  George Dawson writes: 

  > Don't I remember a large bell in Somerset being weighed by the locals?? 
  > G

  > On Behalf Of David Bryant
  > Sent: 01 October 2008 12:06
  > To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
  > Subject: RE: [Bell Historians] Re: Bell diameters 
  > "I know of only one occasion* when a bell has been weighed locally in a 
  > tower and there cannot be many more than this 
  > (Clue - it is currently lying in its pit!)"
  > There are more than this. If bells are rehung without removing them from the
  > tower they are often weighed in situ. Admittedly, this is almost always done
  > by a bellhanger, though.
  > David



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