New Sally

New Sally ????
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The twenty year veteran made it look all so easy.........it’s not, timing is critical.
 
 
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Having learned from Geoff that the “nice red, white and blue fluffy stuff” is called Sally and as you dedicated blog readers will attest, I need to know the ins and outs of the duck. I asked where you would buy a new Sally. “From a Sally shop.” Not a strange answer. You do indeed order one on a rope from a Sally shop. After a bit of research I located the very famous Whitechapel Bell Foundry and found their advertisement so incredible, I have added it below unchanged. Many thanks to this long established institution.
 
 

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BELL ROPES & BELL PULLS

When ordering from Whitechapel, it is important to understand the difference between a bell rope and a bell pull and to order the correct one for your particular application.

A bell rope is used in full-circle change ringing, a ring seldom being fewer than three bells in number and having a matching number of ropes.

Bell pulls are used in all other cases such as, for example, swing-chiming bells and to operate hammers striking stationary bells.

WHITECHAPEL BELL PULLS

Bell pulls are made of Hempex, a polypropylene designed to be similar to flax/hemp in appearance.

The red, white, & blue woollen sally is approx. 15" (380mm) in length, with a tail end of 24" (610mm).

Galvanised steel thimbles and 'D' shackles are available for use with bell pulls, prices available on request.

 

BELL PULLS

OVERALL
LENGTH

COST

15ft

£85

30ft

£100

40ft

£112

50ft

£126

60ft

£136

70ft

£155

Prices include VAT, packing and posting to a UK address. Ordering details as below.

Lengths

Available in six standard lengths, measured overall, from 30 feet to 80 feet, in 10 feet increments.

Sizes:

Available in two sizes.

1) Bells up to 15 cwt
2) Bells over 15 cwt

Rope:

Three strand flax hemp natural fibre rope, pre-stretched, and with sally woven in at time of manufacture.

Sally:

3' 0" long, 17/8" diameter, pure wool, in red, white and blue colours, with ends well tapered.

Price:

Bellropes up to & including 60 feet long: £126.00 (£105.00 + VAT)
Bellropes 70 feet and 80 feet long £144.00 (£120 + VAT)
Prices include packing and despatch.

Extras:

  1. Non standard colour combinations available in red, white, blue, green, burgundy, black, and gold, at an additional charge of £24.00 per rope (£20.00 + VAT)
  2. Rope lubricant. This (highly recommended) product extends the life of ropes and keeps them supple. A one litre tub is sufficient for treating eight ropes, and costs £22.80 (£19.00 + VAT).
  3. Leather rope sleeves (for protecting the rope at the garter hole) are £4.00 each (£3.33 + VAT)
  4. Polyester top ends at £57.00 per rope (£47.50 + VAT)
 
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Geoff, long may you teach others the skills required to ring a bell..........   
 
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.....and long may you continue to grab your Sally.....
 
 
 

ALL IN ALL NO NEED TO EVER HOLD A SCRUFFY SALLY

                     INDEED NOT