# [Bell Historians] A Short handstroke

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Fri May 6 13:50:52 BST 2011

```Basically the sally should be the same height when the bell is vertically up or down. Lay a plumb line over the gudgeon and pulley. Mark where it passes the wheel shroud. Measure the circumference of the wheel by laying a tape around the sole of the wheel then divide that by 4. Measure up from your mark by that amount and that should be your garter hole position (again lay year tape in the groove of the wheel, around the sole. The garter hole should then be the same distance from the pulley when the bell is vertically up or down. The sally being a little higher when set. Hope this helps. Matthew
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From: David Willis <dcwillispiano at yahoo.com>
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Date: Fri, 6 May 2011 13:25:31
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Subject: [Bell Historians] A Short handstroke

A bell in our group is suspected of having a short handstroke . My thought is that this is something that can be measured with the bell down ( of course ).

If a line is taken from the garter hole to the gudgeon and another from the gudgeon to the pulley an angle is formed between the two . Too little resulting in a short handstroke .

Am I correct please and if so what is accepted to be the correct angle ?

David

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