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Dover
 

Dover, De Bradelei Wharf (formerly Admiralty Pier Lighthouse)


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Details of the Bells

Bell Weight
(most recent)
Diameter Note Date Founder Retuned
Single Bell 7½ cwt approx.34" 1895 Charles Carr, Smethwick

Inscriptions

History

1895 Bell cast by Carr of Smethwick for the Admiralty Lighthouse.
2004 03/02/2016 00:00:00 Bell inspected by Nicholas J Davies [1]
[1] 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)

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Photo: Nicholas Davies, Feb 2004


Photo: Nicholas Davies, Feb 2004
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