[Bell Historians] First use of roller bearings?

Andrew Higson andrewhigson at ymail.com
Fri Feb 25 19:23:25 GMT 2022

Just wondering if the distinction between roller bearing and ball bearings is clear. Roller bearings seems to be common parlance for anything that isn’t a plain bearing. 

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On Friday, February 25, 2022, 19:10, georgebellringer at gmail.com wrote:

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Jennings in his book The development of British bell fittingsdeals with various forms of rollers in bearings, eg p.65.   So by the 1890’sthey were well known.
From: Bell-historians[mailto:bell-historians-bounces at lists.ringingworld.co.uk] On Behalf Of CarlS Zimmerman
Sent: 25 February 2022 17:48
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Subject: [Bell Historians] First use of roller bearings?
An 1896newspaper article about the installation of a G&J chime with swinging tenorbell (https://www.newspapers.com/clip/96404646)makes the claim that this is "the first time the roller principle has beenintroduced into bell hanging."  Is that claim correct?  If not,when and where were roller bearings first used?
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