Welcome to the ABA! Bell Talk Forums Large Bells Aluminum clappers for damaged or mildly cracked bells

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      nightflier51
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      I have made clappers for damaged bells to not injure a cracked bell any further. The aluminum will ring the bell but not loud. They can be used for looks and to use. The aluminum can be painted flat black giving them a cast iron look. I have also made clappers that weighed more by alloying zinc with the aluminum giving the weight near the weight of cast iron and the bells will ring normal. I’m not pitching a sale but if you have a back yard furnace, they can be easily cast without intense heat. I make farm bells with the zinc alloy 25% zinc to 75 percent aluminum and they ring quite well and are loud. Thought I would share something new

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