[Bell Historians] Warners retuning during augmentations

James White mail.james.white at gmail.com
Fri Jun 25 22:38:29 BST 2021

St Mary, Acton, W3, were a six until 1877. The current 4th, 6th and 7th are survivors from this six. The current 2nd, 3rd and 5th are said to be “recast” from earlier bells and the current treble and tenor “cast”, all by Warner.

James White

On 25 Jun 2021, at 22:02, Richard Smith <richard at ex-parrot.com> wrote:

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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