Major (English) Handbell Manufacturers 1

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Notes:


Diameters and Weights by Bell Pitch
  Malmark  Schulmerich5 Whitechapel 7
  Aluminum Bronze4        
  Diameter2 Weight3 Diameter Weight Diameter Weight6 Diameter Weight
Octave 9
C9 - - 1.19" 4 oz - - - -
Octave 8
B8   - - 1.25" 4 oz - - - -
A#8 - - 1.44" 5.6 oz - - - -
A8    - - 1.44" 5.6 oz - - - -
G#8 - - 1.88" 8.8 oz - - - -
G8   - - 1.88" 8.8 oz nf nf - -
F#8 - - 1.88" 8.8 oz nf nf - -
F8   - - 1.88" 8.8 oz nf nf - -
E8   - - 1.94" 8.8 oz nf nf - -
D#8 - - 1.94" 8 oz nf nf - -
C#8 - - 2" 7.2 oz nf nf - -
C8   - - 2.06" 7.2 oz 2" 8 oz 2 7 oz
Octave 7
B7   - - 2.06 " 7.2 oz 2" 8 oz 2 1/16" 7 oz
A#7 - - 2.12" 7.2 oz nf nf nf nf
A7   - - 2.12" 7.2 oz 2" 8 oz 2 1/8" 7 oz
G#7 - - 2.25" 7.2 oz nf nf nf nf
G7   - - 2.25" 7.2 oz 2 3/16" 8 oz 2 1/4" 7 oz
F#7 - - 2.31" 7.2 oz nf nf nf nf
F7   - - 2.31" 7.2 oz 2 3/16" nf 2 1/4" 7.5 oz
E7   - - 2.38" 7.2 oz 2 3/16" 8oz 2 5/16" 7.5 oz
D#7 - - 2.50" 7.2 oz nf nf nf nf
D7   - - 2.44" 7.2 oz 2 3/16 8 oz 2 3/8" 7.5 oz
C#7 - - 2.62" 8.8 oz nf nf nf nf
C7   - - 2.50" 8 oz 2 1/2" 8 oz 2 7/16" 7.5 oz
Octave 6
B6   - - 2.62" 7.2 oz 2 1/2" 8 oz 2 5/8" 8 oz
A#6 - - 2.62" 8 oz nf nf nf nf
A6   - - 2.75" 8 oz 2 3/8" 8 oz 2 11/16" 9 oz
G#6 - - 2.94" 8 oz nf nf nf nf
G6   - - 2.8750" 8 oz 2 3/4" 8 oz 2 13/16" 9 oz
F#6 - - 3" 9.6 oz nf nf nf nf
F6   - - 3" 8.8 oz 2 7/8" 8 oz 3" 10 oz
E6   - - 3.1875" 10.4 3 1/8" 11 oz 3 1/16" 10 oz
D#6 - - 3.25" 11.2 oz nf nf nf nf
D6   - - 3.25" 11.2 oz 3 3/8" 11 oz 3 1/4" 11 oz
C#6 - - 3.375" 12 oz nf nf nf nf
C6   - - 3.4375" 12 oz 3 3/8" 11 oz 3 3/8" 12 oz
Octave 5
B5   - - 3.50" 12.8 oz 3 3/8" 14 oz 3 7/16" 13 oz
A#5 - - 3.62" 12.8 oz nf nf nf nf
A5   - - 3.62" 12.8 oz 3 3/4" 14 oz 3 3/4" 14 oz
G#5 - - 3.94" 15.2 oz nf nf nf nf
G5   - - 3.94" 14.4 oz 3 3/16" 14 3 15/16" 1 lb 1 oz
F#5 - - 4.06" 1 lb 0.8 oz nf nf nf nf
F5   - - 4.12" 1 lb 1.6 oz 3 7/8" 1 lb 3 oz 4 1/16" 1 lb 2 oz
E5   - - 4.12" 1 lb 4 1/8" 1 lb 3 oz 4 1/8" 1 lb 3 oz
D#5 - - 4.38" 1 lb 3.2 oz nf nf nf nf
D5   - - 4.38" 1 lb 3.2 oz 4 3/8" 1 lb 3 oz 4 3/8" 1 lb 6 oz
C#5 - - 4.62" 1 lb 5.6 oz nf nf nf nf
Handbell Middle C
C5   - - 4.50" 1 lb 4 oz 4 5/8" 1 lb 8 oz 4 1/2" 1 lb 7 oz
Octave 4
B4   - - 4.8750" 1 lb 7.2 oz 4 7/8" 1 lb 8 oz 4 13/16" 1 lb 9 oz
A#4 - - 5.1250" 1 lb 12.8 oz nf nf nf nf
A4   - - 5.0625" 1 lb 10.4 oz 5 1/8" 2 lb 5 3/8" 1 lb 15 oz
G#4 - - 5.5625" 2 lbs nf nf nf nf
G4   - - 5.5625" 1 lb 14.4 oz 5 5/8" 2 lb 5 11/16" 2 lb 2 oz
F#4 - - 5.75" 2 lb nf nf nf nf
F4   - - 5.75" 1 lb 15.2 oz 6" 2 lbs 5 oz 5 7/8" 2 lb 5 oz
E4   - - 6.25" 2 lbs 6.4 oz 6 1/4" 2 lbs 8 oz 6 7/16" 2 lb 12 oz
D#4 - - 6.50" 2 lb 11.2 oz nf nf nf nf
D4   - - 6.50" 2 lb 8.8 oz 6 1/2" 2 lb 11 oz 6 9/16" 3 lb 1 oz
C#4 - - 6.88" 2 lb 12 oz nf nf nf nf
Piano Middle C
C4   - - 6.88" 2 lb 9.6 oz 6 3/4" 2 lb 14 oz 6 3/4" 3 lb 2 oz
Octave 3
B3   - - 7.25" 3 lb 7 1/8" 3 lb 2 oz 7 1/8" 3 lb 10 oz
A#3 - - 7.25" 3 lb 4.8 oz nf nf nf nf
A3   - - 7.50" 3 lb 4.8 oz 7 1/2" 3 lb 8 oz 7 3/4" 4 lb 2 oz
G#3 - - 8.25" 4 lbs 7.2 oz nf nf nf nf
G3   - - 8.25" 4 lb 4 oz 7 3/4" 3 lb 13 oz 8 3/16" 4 lb 10 oz
Highest Pitch Aluminum Production Bass Bell
F#3 12 1/4" 5 lb 2 oz 9" 6 lb 2.4 oz nf nf nf nf
F3   12 1/2" 4 lb 7 oz 9" 5 lb 14.4 oz 8 7/8" 5 lb 9" 5 lb 14 oz
E3   13" 5 lb 2 oz 9.5" 6 lb 4.8 oz 9 3/8" 5 lb 14 oz 9 15/16" 7 lb 10 oz
D#3 13" 4 lb 3 oz 10.12" 7 lb 4.8 oz nf nf nf nf
D3   13" 4 lb 2 oz 10.12" 7 lb 4.8 oz 9 7/8" 6 lb 2 oz 10 9/16" 9 lb 6 oz
C#3 14 1/4" 5 lb 6 oz 10.88" 8 lb 12 oz nf nf nf nf
C3   14 1/4" 5 lb 2 oz 11" 8 lb 4 oz 10 1/4" 7 lb 2 oz 11 3/8" 11 lb 1 oz
Octave 2
B2   14 1/8" 5 lb 6 oz 11" 8 lb nf 9 lb 5 oz 11 3/4" 13 lb 4 oz
A#2 15 1/8" 6 lb 13 oz 12.12" 11 lb 14.4 oz nf nf nf nf
A2   15 1/8" 6 lb 11 oz 13" 14 lb 11" 8 lb 3 oz 12 3/4" 15 lb 10 oz
G#2 16 1/4" 7 lb 5 oz 14" 17 lb 7.2 oz nf nf nf nf
G2   16 1/4" 7 lb 14" 15 lb 6.4 oz nf 9 lb 6 oz 13 13/16" 18 lb 15 oz
F#2 18 3/8" 10 lb 15 oz 14" 15 lb 10.4 oz - - - -
F2   18 3/8" 10 lb 7 oz 14.18" 14 lb 4.8 oz - - - -
E2   18 3/8" 9 lb 14 oz 14.12" 14 lb 1.6 oz - - - -
D#2 18 3/8" 9 lb 4 oz 14.12" 13 lb 5.6 oz - - - -
D2   18 3/8" 8 lb 15 oz 14.25" 11 lb 6.4 oz - - - -
C#2 18 1/4" 8 lb 7 oz 14.25" 11 lb 1.6 oz - - - -
Lowest Pitch Production Bronze Bell
C2   18 3/4" 9 lb 9 oz 15.12" 14 lbs 4 oz - - - -
Octave 1
B1   18 3/4" nf - - - - - -
A#1 18 3/4" nf - - - - - -
A1   18 3/4" nf - - - - - -
G#1 18 3/4" nf - - - - - -
G1   18 3/4" nf - - - - - -

 


Footnotes

1 Note. There are (and were) other handbell manufacturers, including:

2 Source: Malmark product pages for aluminum bells

3 Malmark does not include the weight of their aluminum handbells on their website. Therefore the Source of the weights for the Malmark aluminum handbells came from: Dimensions of Malmark Handbells

4 Source: Malmark product pages for bronze bells

5 Schulmerich does not publish specifications for their handbells on their website. Thus, the information about their bells came from Major American Handbells: Sizes and Weights for Diatonic Pitches

6 Rounded to nearest ounce

7 Whitechapel only publishes the bell specifications for their non- sharp (#) bells at Specifications for Whitechapel Handbells. Presumably, the specifications for bells flanking the missing data for sharp pitches are going to approximate the specifications for the sharp pitch bells inbetween.

- This bell pitch is not made by this manufacturer, as of when this table was put together. (May 2020)

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