Since roughly 1000 years bells are used for liturgical purposes in middle Europe. During this time their shape and functioning has only changed during the first 400 to 500 years - since approx. 1400 to 1500 the bell as we know it today was fully developed. Only in younger times new materials such as Steel- or Cast Iron bells as well as new production ways were introduced. We usually deliver bells that are cast from bronze in the traditional and century old clay-form procedure.
If a tower clock is to be provided with a quarter and / or hour strike and the bell will not be rung, thick-walled bell shells are suitable. The bell shells casted in bronze have a deep sounding range. Thereby, the weight of a bell shell is less than the one of a classical bell, although the same tone can be produced. That means that costs can be saved and still a wonderful sound can be achieved.