[Bell Historians] Single full circle bell in New York.

Carl S Zimmerman csz_stl at JI0A7AhDQK2-BziX9zBJ9rowKapull-fQ0-ZPNL-YHrX4L5n9L6B3q2el3m6jT7TuXM75E7lk_7F.yahoo.invalid
Wed Oct 3 02:00:50 BST 2012

It does sound more like full-circle ringing than free swinging, which would strike at a much faster tempo for a bell of that pitch.  However, it is possible that it has a very odd motor-driven system that holds the bell up at the end of each swing, thus effectively reducing the rate of striking.  That would also explain the strict regularity of the striking.


--- On Tue, 10/2/12, Douglas Davis <dougdavis22 at RApTKSKWvVlImzxBe5KMFc35jWOmrk3ADQvDZh_pknWgkX7s4KNjHMBEinHGgJXKm5EzcRpDf3ukoRLN4wZ5OA.yahoo.invalid> wrote:

On 2 October 2012 19:59, Alan Taylor <alantaylor at Lg21mwPRO3UprLSJ40U3RUh93_99cQmOVLdsAeXTCNVBjwMiiWrkBYjaZN9Av-5ndsV2CXflJr4yfshGTcfMO3ftThSV-g.yahoo.invalid> wrote:




It doesn’t sound full circle to me. Nor was it the Angelus that was being rung. 

I can see what Matthew means though, to me it also sounds like a bell being rung full circle - there's that slight change in sound as the bell swings back the other way after being struck.


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