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All the latest news, information, and stories to keep you up to date on the latest happenings at McShane Bell Foundry.

Only the Best for Your Bell Tower

Bell towers are in investment. It doesn’t make sense to fill them with inferior bells. If you’re ready to put in big bells that will enhance your tower for years to come, talk to the pros at McShane Bell Company. We have been building the best bells for over 160 years. New Cast Bells You […]

How To Choose a Custom Bell Company

Bell towers have been fixtures in places of religion, courthouses, town squares, and many other places for hundreds of years. Where once bells were rung by deacons or other important figures, these days may bells run automatically. Even so, custom bells and bell towers are still beautiful pieces of art in cities, towns, and villages […]

Customize Your Bell Tower

Bell towers are enjoying a renaissance on college campuses, parks, and other civic areas, such as town halls. Of course, churches have had their bell towers for centuries, playing an important role in their communities. McShane Bell Company has been providing custom-made bells since 1856. We’d love to craft bells for your project. Big Bells […]

Choate Rosemary Hall

Choate Rosemary Hall

    Known to have one of the best liberal arts programs in the nation, Choate Rosemary Hall has been around since 1890. It was established by Mary Atwater Choate. Nestled in Wallingford, Connecticut, this elite boarding school for grades 9-12 has had some notable alumni throughout the years. This list includes John F. Kennedy, […]

Repairing History One Bell at a Time

McShane Bell Company has produced over 300,000 bells since our beginning in 1856. Chances are that you have heard the beautiful ringing of our bells found throughout the United States. When one of those bells hits a sour note, you can be sure that our professionals are on site to keep the bells swinging for […]

Metals Used in Traditional Bell Casting

There is an unmistakable resonance that emanates from the ringing of a church bell. It’s melodious and lasting vibrations result from thousands of years of refinement. The earliest of large bells were cast in China from iron because of its abundance in the region. Cast iron is one of the hardest metals, and this makes […]

Bell Manufacturers in North America

Not all of the following foundries or companies cast bells or may be operating today: McShane Bell Company, Maryland Heights, Missouri Since the conception of the company in 1856, McShane Bell Foundry has been producing America’s finest church bells, ring peal, chimes and carillons the world has ever heard. Among our more famous handiwork are […]

Keeping the Bells Ringing

Keeping the Bells Ringing Keeping the church bells ringing

A recent CBS This Morning story celebrated the hallowed tradition of ringing church bells and highlighted McShane Bell Company’s role in keeping the tradition alive. CBS News journalist, Dana Jacobson, shared the sound and story of the bells of St. James Episcopal Church in Upper Montclair, New Jersey. The oldest and perhaps the most historical […]

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