The Verdin Company
The Verdin Company is a manufacturer of bronze bells and towers based in Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States. The company has been making bells for use in bell and clock towers, peals, chimes, and carillons since 1842. They also manufacture electronic carillons, street clocks, glockenspiels, and monuments.
The Verdin Company is headquartered in the Over the Rhine neighborhood in Cincinnati which was restored in 1988 and includes the Verdin Bell and Clock Museum, a museum displaying antique clocks, bells and bell-ringing equipment. Guided tours of the museum are available with advance reservation.
The World Peace Bell in Newport, Kentucky, United States (33,285 kg / 73,381 lbs. with a width of 12 feet / 3.7 m); it was cast in 1999 under Verdin's direction by the Paccard Foundry near Annecy, France. Other notable installations include the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Smithsonian Institution, the Canadian Parliament Buildings and Walt Disney World Resort, and the 88 bronze bells cast for the Ohio Bicentennial.
- Bellfounding and clock making
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