Musker Turner Leather has designed and made sets of leather bell muffles for churches such as Waltham Abbey, London (read article here), St Mary's Church, Clapham, St Nicholas Church, Trellech, St Helena & St Mary Bourn in Cambridge,St Mary Magdalene, Nottingham and St Michaels Church Lyndhurst as well as single made-to-measure muffles as one off commissions.
The muffles are made from quality 2.8 - 3.4mm vegetable tanned leather, which will naturally mould to the shape of the clapper. A heavy weight 5.5mm leather is used for the pads to ensure they are durable and long lasting. The muffles fasten to the clapper shafts with heavy duty 1.5" velcro for convenience. To stop the clapper from slipping out of place when in use, the inside of the muffle and velcro straps are lined with a rubber gripping which gives it that extra bit of grip.
Half muffles start at £35 plus postage and packaging.
If you require muffles that do not fit the usual half or full muffle design, please be aware prices may vary to allow for the time used to make new patterns.
Please send measurements of the circumference at the widest point of the clapper along with the circumference of the bar at the top and bottom as well as the height of the clapper. Please also send photos of the clappers to give an idea of the shape. Full muffles and half muffles are available to order, so please clarify which you require.
If you would like to commission made-to-measure leather bell muffles, please head to the contact page to request a quote.
The bells in the audio are single chiming bells (meaning the bell is fixed in it's normal position and the clapper only comes in contact with the bell on one side), hence the full muffle effect.