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Bells2018-06-07T13:05:13+00:00

The glorious sounds of cast bronze bells

The crisp, clear sound of Verdin cast bells ring from nearly 55,000 installations around the world. Bells provide Westminster chimes and time strikes across college campuses and local communities; ring joyously to mark new beginnings; call people to prayer; chime in reverence; and toll in remembrance. Since 1842, The Verdin company has been recognized as the preeminent manufacturer of the highest quality cast bronze bells, electronic carillons systems, bell towers, electronic bell controllers, and repair and restoration of existing bells.

“WHEN PEOPLE HEAR BELLS RINGING, THEIR HEARTS ARE LIFTED IN A WAY THAT REMAINS WITH THEM FOR LIFE.”

LAWRENCE FRANK, FORT WAYNE, IN

THE VOICE OF THE CHURCH

BRINGING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER

CHURCH BELLS

The warm, rich tones of Verdin bells

BELL RINGERS OF AMERICA

Verdin designs, casts, and installs bronze bells that produce the world’s finest tones. We build swinging or stationary bells, new cast bronze bells, cast bell carillons, and bell towers. In addition, we offer repair and restoration of existing cast bells and bell ringing equipment. The next time you hear a peal of cast bells, chimes, or carillon bells, chances are they’re Verdin bells.

“BELLS MAKE A DAILY STATEMENT THAT THE CHURCH IS ALIVE AND WELL IN THE COMMUNITY.”

CATHY THOMAS, CINCINNATI, OH

Bells ring on campus

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, CHICAGO, IL

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Four bells were installed in Madonna della Strada Chapel at Loyola University, completing the vision of James Mertz, S.J., who led the effort to build the chapel in the 1930s.

Casting chapel bells

THE CLOISTERS ON THE PLATTE, OMAHA, NE

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Join us as we visit the Verdin foundry and get a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the chapel bells destined for The Cloisters on the Platte.

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BELLMAKERS

FOR CHURCHES, CITIES & TOWNS, AND COLLEGE CAMPUSES

Verdin supplies the finest cast bronze bells to communities large and small: new cast bronze bells, historic bells and pre-owned bells. Verdin cast bronze bells are cast in Cincinnati, Ohio and based on the profile of the famous Meneely of West Troy bell. Long coveted for producing a more perfect vibration, the Meneely profile results in the richest, most musical tone and largest sound.

HOW A BELL IS MADE

INSPIRATION

CREATE A CHERISHED LANDMARK

The sound of Verdin cast bells ring throughout the world. Our bell towers enhance communities across the country by combining the distinctive elements of bells and architecture into a stunning showpiece that immediately distinguishes any setting. Choose from several popular designs or custom design your own.

BELL & CLOCK TOWERS

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SINGLE BELL, PEALS, CHIMES & CARILLONS

Verdin designs, casts, and installs bronze bells that produce the world’s finest tones. We build swinging or stationary bell ringing equipment, new cast bronze bells, bell towers, and cast bell carillons.

THE MUSIC OF BELLS

Perfect for adding the warm, rich tones of bells to any church or community. Enjoy the music of Verdin bells: peals, tolls, The Angelus, Westminster chimes, popular hymns, spiritual melodies, and patriotic selections.

DIGITAL ELECTRONIC CARILLONS

BELL CARILLONS & BELL TOWERS

Let Verdin custom design a timeless landmark for your campus, community, or church. We offer several standard bell tower options, or we’ll work with customers or architects to create a custom tower.

BELL TOWERS

EXPERIENCE A BELL CASTING

The precise art of bell casting continues to rely on old world skills that have been handed down from generation to generation. Every Verdin cast bell is handcrafted, one-of-a-kind. Visit our Verdin foundry or cast a bell in your community with the Verdin Bell Foundry on Wheels.

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The casting of the first Honor Bell

HONOR BELL FOUNDATION, DENVER, CO

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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.

VETERAN TRIBUTES

INSTALLATION AND SERVICE TEAM

A team of experienced, licensed, insured Verdin-certified service technicians are ready to assist you with the installation and maintenance of your Verdin bells, bell ringing equipment, or clocks. Our service technicians are also trained in the diagnosis and repair of bells and bell ringing equipment, electronic carillons, tower clocks, and post clocks.

PLANNED MAINTENANCE FOR BELLS AND CLOCKS

Having your bells and clocks serviced and maintained annually is critical to long-term durability. Our full-service maintenance program ensures that a Verdin-approved technician will inspect your equipment regularly. We provide genuine Verdin parts, discounts on repair parts and new equipment, and priority service appointments.

When was the last time your bells were serviced and checked for safety?

Thousands of churches all over the country have old bells in their towers. While most cast bells last forever, the mechanical parts and supporting equipment becomes worn and fragile. Verdin can help you service, repair, and restore old bells in disrepair.

PROTECT YOUR INVESTMENT

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OUR COMPLETE MAINTENANCE  SERVICE

Depending on the use, a complete maintenance service by a Verdin-approved service technician is recommended every 1-2 years. During this service appointment, we evaluate each and every component. If needed, components are replaced or repaired depending on its level of wear, its age, and any preventative maintenance records. New parts are fitted if necessary. In addition, proper lubrication is essential for the mechanical bell-ringing equipment/hardware to swing properly and ensure correct operation. All parts showing signs of wear should be replaced or restored.

OUR SERVICE WARRANTY

All work conducted during the complete maintenance service, and all replacement parts are covered by a service warranty. Contact us for complete details.

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Bell-ringing EquipmentVerdin designs, engineers, and manufactures a complete line of replacement bell ringing equipment that supports the bell and improves the playability and tone. Every Verdin bell striker is custom-fit to meet the requirements of stationary or swinging bells and the customer’s unique arrangement of bells.

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While most bronze bells last forever, the mechanical parts and supporting equipment of a bell become worn and fragile, and may need to be updated or replaced from time to time. Learn more about what should be checked every year to keep your cast bell investment safely ringing.

To restore your cast bronze bells to their original ringing glory, Verdin craftsmen can provide new bell ringing equipment and hardware, and restore or recast bronze bells to recapture their original beauty and resonance. For bells that are out of tune, Verdin will conduct a detailed acoustical analysis, and bells that are out of tune or out of character with the rest of the instrument can, in most cases, be retuned.

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We can be reached by phone on weekdays from 8 am to 6 pm ET at our Service Hotline at 800-883-7346.

INSTALLATION AND SERVICE TEAM

A team of experienced, licensed, insured Verdin-certified service technicians are ready to assist you with the installation and maintenance of your Verdin bells, bell ringing equipment, or clocks. Our service technicians are also trained in the diagnosis and repair of bells and bell ringing equipment, electronic carillons, tower clocks, and post clocks.

UNPARALLELED, PHONE SUPPORT FOR THE LIFE OF YOUR VERDIN PRODUCT

The Verdin service team includes specialized technicians located in strategic areas of the country. Your local technician is nearby is an expert in the diagnosis and repair of bells and bell ringing equipment.

At a time when many manufacturers are taking short cuts on quality and service, or exiting the business, Verdin continues to invest in quality, reliability, long-term value, and unparalleled customer service.

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Are your bells in your tower safe? Bell Safety Guide

Are the bells in your tower safe?

Over time, bell hardware becomes worn and fragile, making the ringing of the bells unsafe.

  • How long since you’ve had your bell tower inspected?

  • 10 things that should be checked yearly to keep your bells safe.

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We’d love to hear from you. Your community is an important part of our heritage. Share with us how bells help renew and inspire your church and community for special occasions and throughout the year.

Since 1842

The Verdin family has experience restoring, repairing, and servicing all makes of bells. We know bells! Over 55,000 churches, cities and towns, and colleges trust us with their bells and clocks.

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