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General Instructions
  • Upright and wall brackets must be mounted securely with appropriate screws and bolts.
  • #1,#2 and #3 bells should use a 6x6 post
  • Never locate or install the bell where it may become a hazard.
  • Do not modify or alter the bells and/or parts in any way.
  • Replace any damaged parts with factory parts only.
  • The bells should only be rung using the clapper furnished. When properly installed the clapper will strike the bell at the correct location. Never use a hammer or any other device to strike the bell.
  • The bell and parts should be inspected occasionally for loose bolts, balance or damage.
  • Proper ringing of the bell requires a smooth, firm movement; enough for the clapper to strike the bell squarely for a crisp resonant sound. Do not use a quick jerk motion.
  • The C-6 Kid Caller and C-8 Family Bells have an eyelet at the clapper for use with a short pull cord or lanyard. This makes ringing easier.
  • The Farm style bells (#1, 2 & 62) each have a crank arm with eyelet for a pull cord or lanyard.
  • Mounting - Installation - Assembly
  • The C-6 & C-8 style bells may be post or wall mounted. For wood post mounting use minimum ¼” x 1 ½” wood or lag screw and securely tightened.
  • The mounting bracket must set squarely and firmly on the flat surface of the post. The post must be firmly and securely imbedded in the ground.
  • For wall mounting use recommended fastener for that particular type wall (concrete, brick, wood). Do not mount on plaster wall, dry wall or similar without suitable fasteners.
  • Assembly - (also see illustration) The clapper is already attached to the eye-bolt. Align the hole in the bell with the hole in the wall bracket. Then insert the eye-bolt. The threaded end will extend through the neck end of wall bracket for the eagle to be installed. Be certain the eagle is installed firmly and all connections are tight.
  • A small cord or lanyard may be attached to the eye of the clapper for easier ringing.
  • No. 1, No. 2 or No. 62 Farm style bells are for wood post mounting only. The posts must be sized enough to support the bells and must be firmly and securely embedded in the ground.
  • The upright portion of the bell must be set squarely and firmly against the flat surface of the post.
  • Proper sized bolts should be used and they must be long enough to pass through the upright and post. Flat washers and nuts are used to tighten the bolts firmly against the upright and post. The upright should be vertical and rigid. No movement.
  • The No. 1 and No. 2 uprights are drilled for ½” bolts and the No. 62 upright is drilled for 3/8” bolts.
  • Assembly – (also see illustration) The eye-bolt already has the clapper attached.
  • Place the yoke on top of the bell so the hole in the bell and the yoke are aligned. The bottom center portion of the yoke is rounded in order to fit into the hollow of the bell crown (top). Now insert the threaded end of the bolt through both holes and install the nuts just to finger tight.
  • Place the Bell/Yoke assembly in the Upright. The Bell should hang squarely, tighten and straighten the Bell slightly to square it up. Then tighten the nut.
  • Note: Be certain the Bell clears the upright in all directions.
  • Now install the Crank Arm so it is pointing upward at a 45º angle. The mounting hole is tapered so that the Crank Arm is installed facing outward. Secure the screw, being careful not to twist off the head.
  • Now, re-check all bolts and nuts.
  • Screws and nuts are provided and they must be securely tightened.

Now ring your bell!