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Can a cracked bell ring?

The Liberty Bell cracked beyond repair on February 23, 1846. While the bell does not ring physically, its message of liberty still rings out to many. The Liberty Bell's clapper has been immobilized since 1915. Even though the bell can't ring with the clapper, it has been struck with a mallet and the sound recorded.

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Considering this, is the Liberty Bell still cracked?

The bell first cracked when rung after its arrival in Philadelphia, and was twice recast by local workmen John Pass and John Stow, whose last names appear on the bell. While there is no contemporary account of the Liberty Bell ringing, most historians believe it was one of the bells rung.

Likewise, why Liberty Bell is cracked? Cast at London's Whitechapel Bell Foundry, the bell arrived in Philadelphia in August 1752. Because the metal was too brittle, it cracked during a test strike and had to be recast twice. After the British invasion of Philadelphia, the bell was hidden in a church until it could be safely returned to the State House.

Thereof, why do bells crack?

The cause of the break is thought to have been attributable either to flaws in its casting or, as they thought at the time, to its being too brittle. Two Philadelphia foundry workers named John Pass and John Stow were given the cracked bell to be melted down and recast.

Who owns the Liberty Bell?

Interesting Liberty Bell Facts: The bell is a symbol of America's independence. The original cast was made in London, England, in 1752, by the company Lester and pack. Today the company is known as Whitechapel Bell Foundry.

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