[Bell Historians] G&J

Richard Offen richard.offen at OEmSgTknt0nyH9BXK3uXVgottDr87pSkc4fTbfm6FowihgpYhQO046jxHycMf1Euqq3gpyd7_kP4hzyjDkH4moY.yahoo.invalid
Tue Apr 19 15:37:05 BST 2011

I seem to remember, watching the one on the tenor at Lydd, that the toggle
dropped into the position to hold the clapper off the bell when the clapper
rebounded after its first impact.





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> A diagram of the contraption can be found on page 20 of History and Art
> of Change Ringing by Ernest Morris.

It's not very helpful, even with a magnifying glass, for trying to see how
it worked.

>From the context I guess it is intended to lift the clapper to promote hum.
The text says it has no springs, and the label points to a 'gravity
toggle' but it's still not clear how it works, bearing in mind that the
first impact of the clapper is while the bell (and the toggle) are above


John Harrison
Website http://jaharrison.me.uk

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