Muffles

 

Our "Easifit Muffles have elasticated straps and specially designed stainless steel split rings to allow simple and quick fitting and removal, when compared to the original leather strap and buckle design.

 

New Ranmoor Method 

 

These photos show the old 9th clapper with its muffle fitted.

 

 Original
instructions 

Photo: Muffled clapper  

 The original instructions (see RHS photos & doc below) recommend looping the strap through the blind side of the ring and then back round the clapper to the open side of the ring.

Photo: Muffled clapper  

Photo: Muffled clapper - upper  

A far easier method (see LHS photos) is to just pull the strap twice round the clapper, then hook it on to the open side of the ring. This way it can be fitted without your head under the bell, or even looking closely at the clapper, and is much simpler to remove when the bells are up at New Year.

Photo: Muffled clapper - upper  

Photo: Muffled clapper - lower  

It  is important to ensure the loops of each end of both straps are well on the split ring.

Photo: Muffled clapper - lower  

Photo: Muffle laid flat  

Muffle before putting round clapper

Photo: Muffle laid flat  

Photo: Muffle - buckle  

Close up of the initial orientation of the split ring on the strap. Note the different positions.

Photo: Muffle - buckle  

 

Remember -
- to ensure the backstroke of the bell is muffled
- approach the side of the bell with the rope down on your side of the wheel
- then place the muffle on the far side of the clapper.

 
 

 Original manufacturers fitting instructions
(Word doc, last updated 13/11/2005)

Muffles
 Instructions

 

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