Featured Single Bell Projects

First Parish Church, Saco, Maine
Single bell of 2,750 lbs. full swinging mountings

First Parish Church, Saco, Maine. In 2004 we committed to expanding our foundry capacity with the addition of a larger furnace, and other required equipment. The first bell to be cast in this larger range was a single swinging bell, a heavy pattern E3 of about 2,750 lbs. for this church, finished and installed in the rebuilt church building in early 2005. This was a replacement for their 1866 Hooper bell, broken in a disastrous fire, and itself incorporating metal from a Revere & Son bell from 1805, that bell having been broken as a result of a fire in the early 1860’s. Thus we continued the line of American bell founders who have served this church; and this bell, we believe perhaps the largest cast in America in 50 years or more, has tied together a history of 200 years of American bell founding, 1805 to 2005. (www.firstparishsaco.org)