[Bell Historians] Old North
Carl S Zimmerman
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Thu Jun 21 19:30:38 BST 2012
Technically, the old bells were not actually "hung dead" until they were placed in their present frame above the new ring of 12. Before that, they hung in their original ringing fittings, but were immobilized for chiming purposes. It seems likely that the immobilization occurred at least as long ago as 1909, when the 10th bell was added; it might even have been as long ago as 1849, when the 9th bell was added. See www.towerbells.org/data/NYNYTCTC.HTM for more details of this history.
Carl Scott Zimmerman
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- 19th c. home of at least 35 bell founders or resellers
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Subject: [Bell Historians] Old North
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Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2012, 9:20 AM
They have been hung dead for a long time, but I don't know *how* long.
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