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Re: model bell

On Jun 7, 2005, at 12:29 PM, James K Whiting wrote:

I think the main problem with small bells is that they are very hard to ring the
same way as large bells.

This is the really wonderful thing about Frank King's 2D model, for which Laura is getting the plans. He's managed to jigger the sizes and weights of things, based on measurements of real bells at Trumpington, such that (a) everything looks in normal proportion to everything else in the model, yet (b) it rings quite naturally, and at about the right speed for a real bell. It even has an operational 2D stay and slider!

Don Morrison <dfm mv com>
"Those who do not think about their own sins make up for it by
thinking incessantly about the sins of others."
                               -- C. S. Lewis  _God in the Dock_