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      phil troyer
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      our northern indiana church bell and 1860 vintage belfrey came down in a midwestern windstorm. luckey for us the rotted structure did not drop it straight to the basement. the bell survived with a broken yolk. our intention is to install it in a ground level structure so it is visible and audible. a local shop is “recreating” an iron yolk and rocking wheel. Question is: should the yolk be bolted tight or should the brass be loose so it will resonate? (i think the mfg warranty has expired?)

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      John Eachus
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      The bell must be bolted snug against the yoke. Any loosness will cause the bell to snap the main mounting bolt, permitting the bell to “fly” out of the tower.

      Who was the bell founder?

      John

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