[Bell Historians] First use of roller bearings?

georgebellringer at gmail.com georgebellringer at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 19:09:14 GMT 2022

Jennings in his book The development of British bell fittings deals with various forms of rollers in bearings, eg p.65.   So by the 1890’s they were well known.




From: Bell-historians [mailto:bell-historians-bounces at lists.ringingworld.co.uk] On Behalf Of Carl S Zimmerman
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An 1896 newspaper article about the installation of a G&J chime with swinging tenor bell (https://www.newspapers.com/clip/96404646) makes the claim that this is "the first time the roller principle has been introduced into bell hanging."  Is that claim correct?  If not, when and where were roller bearings first used?


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