||The bell, as you can see, is quite a nice casting although it looks as though someone has had a go at buffing it up!. Cast as expected with a button cap, it has a moulding wire arrangement of 3-2-2-3-2. The principle dimensions are:
Diameter: 34 ins
Shoulder circumference: 64 ins
Lip to shoulder tangent: 24 ins.
The inscription on the waist is in 1 inch high pseudo-gothic capitals.
The bell is quite good for tone; I did not pitch it but it sounds about C/B. The mark made by the external hammer can be clearly seen; I could not examine inside (did not have my limbo-dancer kit with me), but had a feel around and was surprised to find the internal soundbow quite rough and pitted, almost as though an internal clapper had been contacting over a wide area. (Notes from Nicholas J Davies)|