Bronze Church Bell Restoration

Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Delivery of Chapel of the Cross Church Bell
Workers install new cast bronze bell in the Chapel of the Cross

Client

Chapel of the Cross

Location

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

About This Project

Christoph Paccard Bell Foundry recently restored the historic mid-1800’s bronze church bell of the Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

The work included replacing the ringing equipment, the yoke, bell wheel, clapper, bearings, and bell frame with all new, hot dip galvanized equipment.

The installation included provision of a new handmade bell rope. The pictures show the process of the restored church bell being removed from the tower; and the bell after complete restoration.

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