Verdin offers bells that are smooth cast or customized with decorations that are either etched inscriptions or cast-in for an embossed look. This results in endless design options for your church, university or community.

Smooth Cast Bells

Smooth cast Verdin bells can be combined to create major and minor chord peals.

Etched Inscriptions

Etched inscriptions engraved into the surface of the bell are added after the bell is cast.

Embossed or cast-in design

Embossed or cast-in design is incorporated into the bell mold so that the design is physically raised and 3-dimensional. Decorative bands, logos and inscriptions can be cast-in.

Here are examples of some of the designs we’ve done in the past.
More designs available.

The history of cast bronze bells

BELLS HAVE BEEN CAST IN AMERICA SINCE THE 18TH CENTURY.

Bells have played a major role in our lives for several centuries, long before Christian churches made bells an important part of their ceremony. The ancient Egyptians used bells in the worship of their god Osiris. Moses introduced bells into the ceremony of the Jewish religion, and Roman countrymen fastened bells to their chariots to express gratitude to the gods for success in battle.

In medieval times, the ringing of bells was believed to chase evil spirits from doorsteps, to quiet storms at sea, and to protect a person’s soul at death. It was during this time that the custom of affixing symbols and inscriptions on bells was born.

Bells were also used as early timekeepers, telling villagers when to eat and sleep as well as alerting to dangers such as enemy invasion. Bells tolled for someone near death to remind the community to pray for the sick, and upon death bells tolled the age of the deceased.

It was said that villagers never forgot the sound of their village bell, no matter how many years they were away from home.

During WWII, bells were melted down and made into weapons. After the war ended, many became bells again and were used to announce the celebrations that followed.

Although bells no longer order our lives as in years past, they continue to inspire and announce the time in communities and churches around the world. The tradition of ringing bells lives on.

Verdin offers swinging or stationary bells, new cast bronze bells, cast bell carillons, historic pre-owned bells/used bells, electronic digital carillons, and bell towers.

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