Casting Iron!

The use of cast iron components, especially for ringing peals, forms a major part of our business, and our Foundry is kept busy with new casts every week. Bell frames, headstocks, clappers, bearing housings, ceiling bosses, and carillon and clock hammers are constantly in demand. All have to be moulded from wooden patterns, be cast, and then be fettled and machined before they are ready for use.

The photograph shows sets of headstocks ready for fitting to rings of bells from Walkerville, Bridgwater, Hunslet, Burton and Hitcham.