Ed C. has a special bell that never had a clapper. He says:
I have a miniature replica of the Liberty Bell. I love having it but it is missing it’s clapper. The bell size is 5 inches high by 6 inches across the bell mouth. I will truly appreciate your letting me know if or where I can get a replacement clapper. I can tell you this bell was one of about 200 made by Techtron Casting company in Culver City, California in 1975. They were sold for about $300.00 apiece as centennial celebration items in 1976. My brother-in-law, one of Techtron’s owners had this extra bell left over as a spare. It was never needed so not completed with a clapper. I made the mounting from sketches I made of the original when it was on display in Los Angeles at the museum. I would like very much to complete it with an authentic looking clapper.
Thanks again for your help
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This inquiry was originally sent to the ABA’s Internet Coordinator. Responses are opinions of individuals based on their personal research and knowledge.
The best bet would be to check the Techtron records for specifications. If they have no clappers remaining, you may be able to get a duplicate cast if you have the original specs. Another possibility would be to borrow a clapper from somone with a similar bell that could be used as a pattern to cast a new clapper.
Harry Long, MD