Replaced the 3lb 5oz chromed ex police or fire engine bell today with a heavier 5ib 15 oz brass bell which came in the same box from Jim Currin. This bell is a much nicer more strident note and is almost identical in tone. Looks right and sounds nicer. Was worried it was a little too high in note but now hung and rung seems to fit in well. Still looking for a treble to complete the eight but nearly there after twenty years since starting.
Augmented today with a bargain bell found on table top sale. Miraculously the bell tunes to become the new second of the eight. The clapper has a new counterweight cast and awaits assembly. Now I need to find a top F sharp to complete the octave.
A gift of a box of bells has resulted in a long awaited find. A bell which is a suitable note to be a treble and make a proper scale of six. Quickly fitted today after acquiring the bell yesterday, the Palace Campanile is now a proper six with all bells in the right scale and correct tone apart. The old treble has now finally taken its true place as the proper second in the ring and the bells sound much better as a result. Many thanks have to go Jim Currin for the bells.