Re: Re: School bell — Manufacturer and source for parts?
Jim: I’d suspend the bell with an eyebolt from a four by four wood beam. You can tell by the 2 worn places on the bell’s interior where the clapper should strike. Make one with a ring at the end for tying the rope like the clappers in some ship bells. The clapper ball should be about the size of a baseball. The bell won’t swing but it will look great in a family room or patio and be functional. Spare parts for bigger bells are scarce. Restorers usually hang onto their spare parts for their own restorations.