Weights, sizes and frequencies

Finding ways to relate the weight, size (generally mouth diameter) and nominal frequency of bells is useful, because it allows values to be estimated what data is not available. Some work on this was done by AndrĂ© Lehr, as reported in his 1986 paper. Other models have been developed and refined since by bellfounders and […]

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Bell weights, sizes and frequencies

Bell weights, diameters and frequencies are obviously related; heavier bells sound a deeper note, and heavier bells are generally bigger in diameter. But are there any quantitative rules that allow, say, a bell’s weight to be estimated from its diameter and partial frequencies? Partial tones and bell diameters are generally easy to measure or are […]

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