Welcome to the ABA! Bell Talk Forums Large Bells Herculoy bells – WWII era

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    adriennec
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    Hello! I’m new to this forum and the ABA. Does anyone have knowledge about the WWII era bells made with Herculoy – from what I can find, it was a tradmarked, proprietary alloy that was popular during the late 30s and 40s… These weigh 80-250 lbs/each and are about 12-17″ tall with 15-20″ mouth diameters… Thanks!

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    tverdin
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    Hello Adriennec,

    This is certainly a very interesting bell. I have never seen anything quite like that before. Where did you come across this bell?

    In doing a quick search I see that Herculoy is a high-silicon bronze that is very similar to the same type bronze that is used for casting bronze statuary. It actually works quite well for bells as well, I cast a small bell recently using a silicon bronze and it sounded very nice.

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