[Bell Historians] Warners retuning during augmentations

Ben Waller b.j.waller at hotmail.co.uk
Fri Jun 25 22:26:22 BST 2021

I believe that Aldermaston, Berks were augmented in this manner by Warners in 1900. From memory, I think there might be a notice in the ringing room, presumably contemporary with augmentation, that indicates that the old fourth was tuned down to complete the octave.



From: Richard Smith<mailto:richard at ex-parrot.com>
Sent: 25 June 2021 22:02
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Subject: [Bell Historians] Warners retuning during augmentations

Is anyone aware of any examples of a John Warner
augmentation by topping and tailing, or just adding a tenor,
where they tuned the n-2 of the original ring down a
semitone rather than recasting it?

(For example, the bells in a major six in G would have notes
G A B C D E.  Topping and tailing to make an eight would add
Fs at both ends, but the 4 of the original six needs moving
from B to Bb.  In my experience this was normally done by
casting a new bell.)


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