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Bell casting in photo documentation (Part 2)

„Walled up in the earth
If the form, download Burned from clay Today the bell must be
fresh workers, be at hand […]“

Friedrich Schiller „Song of the Bell“ - Abstract

An impressive experience
Bell foundry
Bell casting is a very impressive experience for those communities that want to be there when their bells are made.
The glowing metal flows into the mould
Bell foundry
After the priest’s prayer, the bell-founder also asks for God’s blessing. The hot metal then flows into the mould.
Impressions of the bell cast
Bell foundry
Bell foundry
Bell foundry
Bell foundry
Bell foundry
Bell foundry
Additional impressions of the bell cast
Bell foundry
After the bell-founders have finished their work, the success of the pouring is in God’s hands.
Unpacking of the cast, cooled bell from the mould
Bell foundry
Bell foundry
After one or two days, the cooled mould shall be excavated and struck.
The new bell
Bell foundry
The new bell stands in front of us, grey and sooty, but sand and water will soon make it clean, bronze and smooth.