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Pugin and Black Letter[edit]

I have removed this sentence about the numerals on the dials:

"The dial also has an adapted 'X', used for number '9', '10', '11' and '12'. This is due to Pugin and his dislike of the numeral 'X'.[citation needed]"


The shape of the "X" is a perfectly normal black letter ("Gothic") capital letter, and the assertion is unsupported. Thomas Peardew (talk) 19:50, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

Saint Stephen's tower[edit]

Wasn't this the actual name of the tower before the awful, royalist pandering, new name?82.34.106.120 (talk) 22:41, 13 December 2015 (UTC)

No. St Stephen's Tower is a different tower in the Palace of Westminster. WaggersTALK 10:23, 14 December 2015 (UTC)

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Leads now to pdf that seems to support text. Dhtwiki (talk) 21:59, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Missing description of chime pin barrel[edit]

This article seems to lack a description or depiction of Big Ben's mechanism that translates the rotational movement of the chiming train to the clocking or chiming of the individual chime bells. Perhaps a chime pin barrel is used, such as is shown in this YouTube video, which is common, on a small scale, in mantel clocks that have Westminster chimes. Can information on that mechanism be supplied here? Dhtwiki (talk) 23:33, 3 October 2016 (UTC)

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First link worked, but second didn't. The second link led to a "The connection was reset" error page that could indicate temporary outage. Dhtwiki (talk) 00:52, 2 November 2016 (UTC)