[Bell Historians] Olympic bell

Carl S Zimmerman csz_stl at jAXQIQStrzJGp9CAWxqPaW21Hs46B274zjYbkHkA319QZIpO59UbEjRuipmQNx0RRRT85tiXf_w.yahoo.invalid
Thu Jul 26 13:59:50 BST 2012

So the great bourdon of Riverside Church NYC has lost one of its claims to fame.  In view of the tuning history of that bell, together with the success of (for example) the World Peace Bell, I wonder what prompted the tuning of the Olympic bell.  Surely there was some additional expense and risk involved in doing that.


--- On Thu, 7/26/12, Richard Offen <richard.offen at xxOu6GvzwKEs1fcg_9iD51kmdW1r9UdCgUvBPksQWPddBfzSgk2AOMGueaSFnIzDVGUQQ3eZAA5oy750_y0ZnDE9T7PX.yahoo.invalid> wrote:

From: Richard Offen <richard.offen at xxOu6GvzwKEs1fcg_9iD51kmdW1r9UdCgUvBPksQWPddBfzSgk2AOMGueaSFnIzDVGUQQ3eZAA5oy750_y0ZnDE9T7PX.yahoo.invalid>
Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Olympic bell
To: "bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com" <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com>
Date: Thursday, July 26, 2012, 7:32 AM


It has been tuned. 

Sent from Richard Offen's iPad
On 26/07/2012, at 8:30 PM, Carl S Zimmerman <csz_stl at Q57iCCz2MBmz1frVniPg9bw4SYLRAqpI43mPbZm6y9hT6No99uVybNqtTv-xPOjs3sx2Bl_p3VE.yahoo.invalid> wrote:


      The article cited makes another assertion which may be equally questionable - "largest harmonically tuned bell".  Does anyone know whether the Olympic bell is actually tuned?  Or is it, like other huge single bells cast in recent years, a maiden?


--- On Tue, 7/24/12, John Harrison <john at q7UN-8ykJ7tZ-0gpDEjb_ZoISIgVx-N-XebAj9MWp5P4R-z1PtxW3pPxzMLsqUaRJ30P8QZnBshCNdfo488.yahoo.invalid> wrote:

From: John Harrison <john at q7UN-8ykJ7tZ-0gpDEjb_ZoISIgVx-N-XebAj9MWp5P4R-z1PtxW3pPxzMLsqUaRJ30P8QZnBshCNdfo488.yahoo.invalid>
Subject: Re: [Bell Historians] Olympic bell
To: bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 2:58 AM






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