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This handbell was made by Schulmerich Carillons, inc. in Sellersville, Pennsylvania, in 1962. It is made of cast bronze with a leather handle. This handbell is part of a 25-note set of English-type handbells (G4 – G6).

This set of handbells was made for Trinity Baptist Church in Norfolk, Virginia and used in the church’s music programs. The bells continued in use by the choir until 1983, when Schulmerich replaced them with a new set.

The bells feature U. S. Patent #3139855, filed on January 15, 1963 and granted on July 7, 1964 to Jacob G. Kunz, deceased, and Montgomery County Bank and Trust Company and Bertha L. Kuntz, executors, assignors to Schulmerich Electronics, Inc. for improvements in handbells.

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Object Name
manufacture date
Schulmerich Carillons, Inc.
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Sellersville
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Schulmerich Carillons, Inc. (through Ronald O. Beach)
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National Museum of American History
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