[Bell Historians] Riverside bass bell

Richard Offen richard.offen at xPiICJV18rejBq35VhO6r2si6_LFBXJQPQT_ZRTSir9Vm0s5wTlER7FFWI_e70Ceb-bZiZYmvWuc-UNzLpuUWZs.yahoo.invalid
Thu Oct 9 15:44:11 BST 2008

The Newark one sounds marginally better, but, in the words of the late,
great Bill Theobald, they both "sound like a cow's arse being hit with a wet





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In a message dated 09/10/2008 08:42:40 GMT Standard Time,
richard.offen at 2u_utBfyVoqVuqIgcOH4fKixxzb9he0uok8bEz3ZoOomaBlioFrurPzrWOofnVDQpSGIDvImmkcSi_UDbRkDlzQh.yahoo.invalid writes:

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.


I think that these may answer Jims question.


The recent Eijsbouts bell in Japan - looks untuned to me:


http://www.youtube. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9urKCqrzUGM>


Peace Bell at Newport Kentucky (Cast by Paccard):


http://www.youtube. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI6Ll_QH9u0>


Both sound disappointing to my ears! Using Bill Hibberts Tuner - both seem
to have fairly wild harmonics!




Matthew Higby & Company Ltd,
Church Bell Engineers,
Jasmine Cottage,
The Street,
BA3 4HN.



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