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
3  F - - 4 - 0 - 2126¾Wesley in 2019

Inscriptions:

WESTLEY 20 O 19 GROUP
WHITES, APPLETON, CHURCH BELLHANGERS
TO THE GREATER GLORY OF GOD
TIS BELL WAS RECAST 2019
AND THE RING OF EIGHT BELLS HUNG
THE GIFT OF MALCOLM GEORGE HOOTON
 
 
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
Hum338-8
Prime678-3
Tierce8105
Quint10181
Nominal13580
Upper Third17025
Upper Quint2010-23
Upper Octave273613

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:1358Hz
Sharp of E by 39 cents