Harry Sear's band Astwood's bell frame Bletchley's bells in the churchyard Old Bradwell band Calverton's old church Thornborough re-hang Olney's bells Astwood church in the snow Downs Barn installation Newport sub-web
North Bucks Branch Archive Project

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The Branch web site contains up to date information about ringing in North Bucks. Much of the information formerly in this site can now be found there.


Latest on this site:

Corrections to analysis of bell harmonics at Wavendon and Great Linford - June 2022


BellDocumented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteRecorded WeightEstimated WeightDiameterFounderMP3
7  A#/Bb - - 7 - 1 - 1635Taylor Oxford in 1822

Inscriptions:

 
 
 
Trapezoids

How does the shape of this bell compare to others in the ring?


Here, the shape of all the bells are compared by reducing their size so they all have the same radius at the soundbow.
Then we can see if the founder made bells taller, wider or the same shape as different sized bells were created.

Tonal Analysis
Is this bell in tune with itself?
ToneFrequency (Hz)Tuning
Hum22811
Prime4544
Tierce54623
Quint676-7
Nominal9060
Upper Third118477
Upper Quint13590
Upper Octave186853

This shows each harmonic relative to what it should be relative to the Nominal
taking Simpson Tuning as an ideal.
A positive figure shows that the harmonic is sharp, a negative figure shows that it is flat. There are 100 cents between notes on the scale.
Nominal:906Hz
Sharp of A by 26 cents