A Short handstroke

Brian Meldon CanewdonBells at uzpq79c9TSI2_yo6eozx01tKVONRgMm-hHWpj5MvWoRoOzS5YKHrG2lEGBwgwjzt-XpBz_1qRICx11UtLcRGUuORztw.yahoo.invalid
Tue May 10 08:30:33 BST 2011

Interestingly, but probably not that unusually, all five of the old bell wheels at Canewdon have the garter holes at the 12 o-clock position when the bells are down. (As they have been for 107 years now.)
Two of the bell wheels are dated 1716 and it is known from the bell invoice that the wheel that looks the newest on the 4th was supplied new with the bell in 1791. Although there are several invoices and receipts for repairs to the others there are no new wheels listed in the accounts, so it is assumed that the remaining two wheels pre-date the early 1690's when the detailed accounts start. They also look the oldest of the five but are more substantial in construction than the later wheels.

Brian Meldon


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