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Pull off cord
This is another term for the clock hammer cord (or wire). Usually found in the ringing room, it's used to secure and disable the clock hammer from striking on the bell during ringing. During a belfry maintenance check, clock hammers and their mechanisms are usually checked to make sure they are in good order and not likely to fail.
The rim of a wheel, also known as the shroud - the sides or edges either side of the sole.
The area of a tower where the ringers stand to ring - this might be a balcony ring, on the ground floor, or an enclosed room higher in the tower. It is separate from the belfry or bell chamber.
A vertical tube to guide the rope past obstacles between the bell and the ringer. Or a sloping tube to guide the rope at an angle, similar to a running board
A circular ring, mounted above the sally in the ringing room, but below the ceiling to steady the lateral movement of the rope. Usually installed in towers with a long draught.
This describes a method rung on 10 bells.
Seconds (making seconds)
A radial piece of wood in the middle of a bell wheel
Wooden bar attached to the headstock. Usually made of ash wood. By resting against the slider, it supports the weight of the bell just past the balance, so that the bell can be stood in the 'up' position
Named after Fabian Stedman (a late 17th century ringer), this is a popular principle rung on an odd number of bells.
The person responsible for the maintenance and inspection of bells, fittings and ropes.