Hello. I work for the local school district here in Idaho. We had the clapper stolen from an American Bell Foundry #24 bell mounted on the roof of one of our grade schools. Is it possible to find another clapper (original or knock-off) or can one be built? I really have no idea what it looked like. Thanks for any help and I look forward to your reply.
Get a local machine shop to make one. They can lathe one down from a thick piece of steel. I have cast some from an alloy of aluminum and zinc mix but they were not as heavy as the cast iron ones. I found out later to add more zinc and I got a very close weight. I made a couple for Neil Goopinger once but im not sure they worked for what he needed. They were copies from one bronze style and no 28s for iron church bells