[Bell Historians] Oil for bell bearings in parish records

John Harrison john at jaharrison.me.uk
Thu Sep 23 18:35:10 BST 2021

In article <614CAD06.14650.3CDC38ED at johnstonrh.rhj.org.uk>,
   Richard Johnston <johnstonrh at rhj.org.uk> wrote:
> Is this lack of mention of bell oil common, or is this case unusual?

When I went through about years of C19 churchwarden's accounts here, I
found (as well as lots of payment for ringing/beer):

1 payment for oil (1/-), 
9 payments for ropes (mostly between £3 & £4), 
1 expense with bell founder (2/-),
1 winding clock (£3-3-3),
1 window blind for tower (£2-5-0)

The years were 1808 - 1820 & 1863 - 1866.  The oil was in 1808.

John Harrison
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