[Bell Historians] c1280 Clock bell at Sonning

David Bryant davidbryant at QBiNHYkVIXrNfQ3i8uMPsaMm0lyjJG4OUOSlL_2kpkQKGj-XCIipwws3whotP6GL-b7KasFxj7k1B_ejSRFRbKKa.yahoo.invalid
Sun Oct 19 23:04:22 BST 2008

"They were formed by the "cire perdue" process but I dont know what that is

Lost wax. The mould will have been made using a model of the bell, either
made entirely of wax of or sand or loam with the inscription formed using
wax. Current English founders generally make the moulds using a strickle and
stamping the inscription into the inside of the cope, but the lost wax
method is still in use on the continent - I believe Eijsbouts use it.



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