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The Carter Ringing Machine


Photo's of the Carter Ringing Machine

These are a few photos that I took of the machine prior to a demonstration held at Taylor's Bell Foundry, Loughborough, on November 15th, 2003. The demonstration was given by John Anderson and Alan Bagworth, who were at that time the appointed Stewards of the machine, which is owned by the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers.

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1925 Article
Ringing Theory
About Bells
Bill's Contribution
Alan and Barry preparing the machine for the demo. A view from the top. The upper layer can beside beyond the main section.
A front view of the machine without the upper layer. The programming boxes can be seen at the right-hand end, and the selection drums at the left hand end. The front half controls the backstroke, and the rear half the handstroke. Another front view showing the eccentrics that move the action bars.
The underside of the top layer. Part of the swapping mechanism visible. An enlarged model of the swopping mechanism.

By Bill Purvis - 5th June 2011


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