[Bell Historians] Re: A Short handstroke

David Cawley davidl.cawley at p6-4SeREnyzceuNHfnwhVjd8n7wVdbBgSmRIxC-KueTM3kwWqNPgB7M7FD5ZK8Vq4nxS_16MdBfn8S9VpGIMzeP1N-I.yahoo.invalid
Tue May 10 09:36:19 BST 2011

Long time since we had our "News from Canewdon". After all the research and so forth, has anything been published and generally available on this interesting old ring and its highly approved successor? 


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Brian Meldon 
  To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com 
  Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 8:30 AM
  Subject: [Bell Historians] Re: A Short handstroke

  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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