[Bell Historians] Riverside bass bell

Chris Pickford c.j.pickford.t21 at yh0WXWPN7ekOgQ7u7F5yGeGlyhDDaxx1Iq9Nb077rQYfj3vYpE2xfA4TJ7gq9Dv9LLcu55J_R0BJzyA29RqKE31FTcFi.yahoo.invalid
Thu Oct 9 09:04:18 BST 2008

On a recent visit to Eijsbouts and the Bell Museum at Asten I saw some photos of this bell - including one with a full-sized JCB inside it breaking out the brick core! - and there's a wooden "model" made up of six or eight complete sections (i.e. like moulding boards) locked together. All very impressive


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Richard Offen 
  To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Thursday, October 09, 2008 8:42 AM
  Subject: RE: [Bell Historians] Riverside bass bell

  The largest swinging bell in the world is now claimed to be at Gotenba in Japan.   At around 36 tons, I believe it was cast in 2006 by Eijsbouts, but, interestingly, their web site makes no mention of it.   As far as I am aware the Riverside bourdon is still the largest tuned bell in the world .unless someone else knows different.



  From: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com [mailto:bellhistorians at 52hN8PMj-7i49y5scK5ZfTxs8g-_-r8KnYTozuJONQNMlX9prn1rdFAswi1gof0PAKSndcX5TeNGig60PxHIIRmJ0V8.yahoo.invalidom] On Behalf Of jimhedgcock
  Sent: Thursday, 9 October 2008 3:15 PM
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  Subject: [Bell Historians] Riverside bass bell

  Some little time ago I asked if this was still the largest tuned bell 
  in the world. The response was that it was. I had some exam 
  invigilation yesterday when there were no snoopers about so I took the 
  opportunity to read some of Jill Johnston's Englands Child. On page 83 
  it states that the Riverside bourdon was exceeded in 2000 but not as 
  part of a carillon. Any suggestions? I was intrigued to read that three 
  of these monsters had been cast and rejected - then the first one was 

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