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The Smith College bells are cast in bronze, weigh between 300 and 980 pounds and are characterized by richness, dignity, and mellowness of tone. The bells are hung in a ring of 8 near the top of Mendenhall Bell Tower in the belfry.

Mechanics of a Bell

a. Stock b. Stay c. Slider d. Blocks e. Wheel f. Groove of Wheel g. Fillet
h. Ball of Clapper i. Flight of Clapper k. Cannons l. Timber of Cage
m. Gudgeons n. Lip of Bell

The Dynamics of a Ringing Church Bell

Courtesy of the National American Guild of Change Ringers.