Dual stays

Mark Walker mark at bT4yi4RvSaT8il8dXYwJeZ2hrabvZzinlXheS8GTWwjq4o2fnkJUsN6IUJomhDI-LvMF_u1KzUdlUxaXgVS6d0RO.yahoo.invalid
Tue Jul 7 19:30:09 BST 2009

There's one on the tenor at Hankerton, Wilts (derelict four).


--- In bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com, matthewhigby at ... wrote:
> I've never seen that, but I have seen "wish bone" stype stays that fix to either side of the headstock, and curve over the headstock to meet in the middle. The ones I saw were bound together with twine (Can't remember where :-/).
> Matthew
> I visited Millbrook, Bedfordshire on Saturday and both bells are fitted with dual stays positioned either side of the headstock on the opposite side to the wheel. One stay engages the slider at Handstroke and the other at backstroke. I have not seen an arrangement like this before. How common is this?


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