re short hamdstrokes

John David johnedavid at
Sat May 14 19:31:21 BST 2011

The old bells of St Peter Port, cast by Brocards of Lorraine in 1736 but hung in an English-style frame of uncertain date, had garter holes offset from top centre of the wheels (bells down) by 13,11,11,11,12,14,14,12, 20” on wheels varying from 73½ to 90” dia. The rope rollers were in more or less the standard position, so the handstrokes must have been very short. 
The garter holes of 2, 6, amd 8 had been moved to 18½, 24, and 24”, and the 2 had an extra hole at 0” 
John David 		 	   		             
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