Dave Verdin explains the procedure that was followed to cast the Norwich Freedom Bell last night in Norwich, CT, in honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. This morning, the bell will be broken out of its mold and then polished.
At least 5 members of the American Bell Association were present at the pouring.
Those of us who were at the breaking of the bell out of its mold were offered pieces of the bell that were knocked off before the bell was polished.
The event was an exciting one and attracted a good sized crowd over the course of three days. Jen and I agreed that it was definitely worth the three-hour drive down to Connecticut! I’ll be posting photos soon.