[Bell Historians] Re: Levels of Bell Production
John H Allen
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Sat Oct 17 13:54:58 BST 2009
And tonnage must mean profitably and viability.
>From memory, and I stand to be corrected, I can think of only 2 'heavy' new
rings over the past 5 years - Cambridge GSM 24cwt and Writtle 31cwt.
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On Behalf Of Chris Pickford
Sent: Saturday 17 October 2009 13:37
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Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Re: Levels of Bell Production
Forgot to say earlier
Another key thing about this is that available figures are likely to be
numerical - i.e. number of bells cast. More meaningful, yet harder still to
establish, would be the figure for tonnage, i.e. total weight of bells cast
in a given period.
Probably a tendency in recent years for there to be more bells numerically
but smaller ones - so an apparent increase in activity may in fact mask a
decline (or the decline is more serious than it appears)
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