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:

Web development - Oct 2020

Contribution to the Zoom discussions about the History of Little Horwood's bells has prompted the development of a set of map pages.

These show the activity of the bell founders both in our area and outside.


BellDocumented NoteDocumented Note SourceRecorded NoteRecorded WeightEstimated WeightDiameterFounder
1  F3 - 3 - 183 - 3 - 425⅞Taylor in 1923

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.
Photos
Tonal Analysis
Is this bell in tune with itself?
ToneFrequency (Hz)Tuning
Upper Octave2324-290
Upper Quint1688-346
Upper Third1426-322
Upper Octave278825
Upper Quint2040-18
Upper Third173215
Nominal13740
Quint1024-9
Tierce8194
Prime686-3
12

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:1367Hz
Flat of F6 by 30Hz.
MP3 
Stony_1.mp3