During his work in the Foundry, Andrew gained an indepth knowledge of not only the intricacies and challenges of making bells and tuning old and new bells, but also of the design of their fittings whether for full circle ringing or for carillons and other means of sounding. He studied the mathematics behind the hanging geometry used and how this defined the parameters of the fittings and the framework in which they hung. He was involved in the practical production side of most of these components.
In working with old bells, he developed a knowledge and appreciation of other founders’ work, the history of their foundries and a respect for their ideas and innovations.
As the structure of the company evolved during the last decade of the 20th Century, Andrew’s role moved away from direct involvement with bells and towards one that involved closer contact with the company’s customers by visiting the various churches that needed work doing on their bells. Having inspected the bell installatins, he prepared indepth reports on his findings, presenting the various different facets of these findings in clear and straight forward terms so that the people reading them could readily understand what the proposals Taylors were making involved.