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      bellnut
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      Our church wants to move our bell to a new location. The bell, stand and all measures 4 ft tall by 30 inches wide. Do you know about how much it would weigh? We think it is a Buckeye Bell Foundry-brass. Thank you.

    • #15565

      It’s bronze (copper+tin), not brass (copper+zinc). That size, with fittings, should be around a half ton. To be on the safe side, plan on at least one ton lifting capacity.

    • #15566
      Green Grass
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      You indicted that the bell with mounting hardware measure 40″ X 30″.
      Bell measurements are recognized by the diameter opening of the bell. The diameter, weight & profile determine bell pitch & musical note.

      If the bell hardware measures 40″ X 30″ then your bell will be 22 1/2″ diameter 18 3/4″ tall weigh 253 pounds sound musical note F. When swing ringing this bell, the engineering parameters are 948 pounds.

      If the bell measures 40″ X 30″ then your bell will be 39 3/4″ diameter, 33 1/4″ tall weigh 1408 pounds sound musical note C. When swing ringing this bell, the engineering parameters are 5,280 pounds.

      For additional information please contact me at john@bells-clocks.com

      Blessings!

      John

    • #15567
      Towerguy
      Member

      This is an old chart from Meneely. It is old and is for Bronze bells only. you can use it to approximate though.

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