[Bell Historians] Hastings stays

c.j.pickford at talk21.com c.j.pickford at talk21.com
Thu Feb 24 13:52:40 GMT 2022

NOT hyphenated – he’s in Crockford’s under Horne, Edward Hastings


Thanks for drawing attention to the 2003 article (I had a note of it – but not in the place I looked in). It was followed by a letter from Arthur Fidler, RW 16 Jan 2004 p.53


I agree completely with Chris Povey about Hastings stays – faultless and friction-free if properly set up. It used to annoy me that at one point E&S advertised specifically that they converted Hastings to normal stays and sliders – a definite failure to appreciate good engineering. That said, I do acknowledge that many steeplekeepers find them a real pain. 


Replacement stays of the correct dimensions are still easily obtained from the original suppliers in Loughborough, I believe! A little expensive, but easy to fit – so probably worth it. 


Chris Pickford

Kinver (UK)

Tel: 07811-453525

e-mail:  <mailto:pickford5040 at gmail.com> pickford5040 at gmail.com 

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