I have a #30 church bell with no identifying marks on it other then the bell size that I need some parts for and don’t know whwere to look. I need a rope wheel , rope arm and it also has a second clapper that is missing. The bell has been in my wife’s mother’s back yard on a farm for about 50 years and we have now moved it to our farm and I would like to fix it up if possible.
Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
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This bell uses a wooden wheel constructed of pieced together strips of wood with a rope groove around the rim of the wheel. Any carpenter can construct one for you for a price. The wheel is roughly the diameter of the bell at its base. The side tolling device is more problematic. Unless someone has one for this size bell that they are willing to part with, you may not be able to find one.
Harry Long, MD