The year 2021 brought some pretty unforgettable bell and carillon projects for The Verdin Company. These are just a few. The five customers featured recently held dedications for important restorations and new bell ringing equipment projects and/or installations.
Bell Foundry On Wheels™ night casting
SPIRIT OF IOWA TRIBUTE BELL
The videos capture the magic of a night casting with our Bell Foundry On Wheels. Verdin has cast bells using the traveling foundry in over 118 communities across the country. The Spirit of Iowa Tribute Bell was cast and dedicated during Veterans Day community festivities by Verdin’s Bell Foundry On Wheels.
The Spirit of Iowa Tribute Bell
IOWA STATE FAIR, DE MOINES, IA
Forged in front of onlookers at the Iowa State fair, the Spirit of Iowa Tribute Bell fulfilled years’ work to honor veterans and raise money for those in need. The videos capture the spectacular night casting, the community, and the passion of two veterans who helped make it all happen.
The casting of the first Honor Bell
HONOR BELL FOUNDATION, DENVER, CO
Verdin partnered with The Honor Bell Foundation to add military artifacts of twelve deceased veterans to 2200-degree molten bronze. Verdin then cast a special 1000 pound bell. The Honor Bell was dedicated at Fort Logan National Cemetery, where it will live and toll as a final tribute to veterans.
Veterans, Police & Fire Fighters
VILLAGE OF EVENDALE
The Village of Evendale, OH created a magnificent and lasting tribute to veterans, police, and fire fighters. The tower was created at the Verdin factory and delivered Using its one-of-a-kind “Bell Foundry on Wheels,” a special on-site casting event, Verdin enables the entire community to help create the custom bronze bell that will last generations, and to experience the casting of the bell.
A church’s journey to restore their bells
HOLY CROSS-IMMACULATA, MOUNT ADAMS, OH
Holy Cross-Immaculata Church in Mt. Adams, Ohio, completed the restoration of their three cast bronze church bells that were in urgent need of repair. The 150-year-old bell tower was silenced because the equipment that houses and rings the bells had become dangerously fragile and in need of replacement.
Verdin 175th Anniversary Bell
Enjoy the video to learn more about the Verdin 175th anniversary bell created to mark a special milestone in the history of The Verdin Company.
Bells of Faith
ST. BARBARA CATHOLIC CHURCH, INDEPENDENCE, KY
Three bells and a 60-foot tower were erected by Verdin for Saint Barbara Church, bringing the beauty of bells back to the church and community.
Engaging community with bells
A 23-bell mobile carillon designed and built by Verdin, created from a matched set of bells cast for a Tennessee college early in the 20th century, serves as a rolling ambassador for the Virginia Arts Festival. It is both a musical instrument and exquisite piece of sculptural art — playable by the most gifted carillioneurs and patrons of the Virginia Art Festival in communities all over Virginia.
RECENT NEWS, PROJECTS, AND HAPPENINGS
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A bronze bell made in the iconic shape of HERSHEY’s KISSES? Yes! The Verdin Company designed, cast and installed this beauty for Hershey’s Chocolatetown, an all new region at Hersheypark, where fun meets chocolate. It opened the summer of 2020 in, where else? Hershey, PA. We are honored to do such work and we are […]
This holiday season the Village of Pinehurst, NC issued a limited edition ornament which features their 2002 installed Verdin™ #postclock enhancing the Village Green. The Verdin Company™ thanks the Village of Pinehurst for the honor of being a part of the unique identity of your historic village.
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