Jennings, Trevor S. Bellfounding

ISBN 13: 9780852639115

Bellfounding

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780852639115: Bellfounding
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The age-old craft of bellfounding involves specialised techniques and equipment that have been passed down through generations and are still used today. For centuries, the large bells in churches, clocks and public buildings throughout Britain have been cast, hung, and tuned by bellfounders and this book surveys the history of bell production and the development of moulding and casting techniques. To achieve the correct pitch each bell would be hand corrected with a hammer and chisel, an extremely noisy process which continued until the nineteenth century when the mechanised lathe was introduced. This book describes the intricate tuning process and the role of the bellfounder and specially prepared photographs illustrate the production process of some of the most famous foundries in Britain, such as those at Whitechapel and Loughborough.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Trevor Jennings, FRSA, is internationally recognised as a consultant, lecturer and author on the archaeology and history of bellfounding. He is a graduate and research fellow of Trinity College of Music and a Fellow of the London College of Music. From 1985 to 1994 he was the first Curator of the Bell Foundry Museum at Loughborough, and he has done pioneering work into the history of bell fittings.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Trevor S. Jennings
Published by Shire (2009)
ISBN 10: 0852639112 ISBN 13: 9780852639115
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Shire, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0852639112

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
34.63
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.09
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Jennings, Trevor S.
Published by Shire (2009)
ISBN 10: 0852639112 ISBN 13: 9780852639115
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Shire, 2009. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0852639112

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
35.41
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15.30
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Jennings, Trevor S.
ISBN 10: 0852639112 ISBN 13: 9780852639115
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # S-0852639112

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
67.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.83
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Jennings, Trevor S.
ISBN 10: 0852639112 ISBN 13: 9780852639115
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0852639112

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
68.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.83
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds