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mmitchell
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Thank you for your response. It bell has no hairline cracks and appears in excellent condition considering its age. It has sat on the sign in front of our Town Hall for many years without the ability to be rung so that’s why I was inquiring about it. We will ring it gently at our ceremony and maybe once or twice a year at the most for other occasions. We will not ring it in extreme cold either per your recommendation. One more thing – how do I go about cleaning it? I don’t want to destroy the patina it has and I know I’ll never get it to look new again but I’d like to clean it before the ceremony. I’ve read many postings on the web and one thing I’ve read is to never clean the inside of it. Any tips would be appreciated.