[Bell Historians] Half and three-quarters wheels

Richard Offen richard.offen@iinet.net.au [bellhistorians] bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com
Tue Jan 29 22:06:27 GMT 2019

> On 30 Jan 2019, at 3:25 am, Richard Smith richard at ex-parrot.com [bellhistorians] <bellhistorians at yahoogroups.com> wrote:
> 'Chris Pickford' c.j.pickford.t21 at btinternet.com [bellhistorians] wrote:
> > The best illustration I know of is in Lukis – a “half” wheel formerly at
> > Dunchideok, Devon
> Thanks. I guessing from your use of quotation marks that 
> you wouldn't describe that as a half wheel. My 
> understanding is that this is a three-quarters wheel, and 
> that half wheels don't extend under the bell. For this to 
> be a half wheel, I would expect the section of wheel between 
> the two bottom spokes to be missing. Or have I 
> misunderstood?
The three at Donington, Shropshire have half-wheels, but they’re not quite what you are looking for as they were made of steel in 1939 by G&J.


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