I’m trying to identify an old church bell, and figure out how to get it restored. The bell is at a high school in North Kansas City, MO. It came from Saint Augustine monestary in Kansas City, KS in 1960. I don’t know if the bell was cast for the monestary or not. The only markings even semi legible, are a 34 on the yoke, and letters that apear to spell “YORK” also on the yoke. The bell measures 34 inches across at the mouth, and 24 inches tall. It is on a yoke that looks to have been designed for a wheel, but has none. It sits in a standard looking a frame. The bell apprears to be cast iron. It is missing the clapper, and there appears to be a place for leaf springs on the clapper mount. I’d like to know more about the bell, and get some advise on how to obtain a clapper, and repair a thin crack that runs from the bell mouth pretty far up the side of the bell. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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