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Clapper (bell part)locked


The swinging tongue, often a metal rod with a knob at the lower end or a length of wood, that hangs freely within an open bell and strikes the interior side of the bell to produce sound. In small souvenir or table bells the clapper is often a pellet suspended by a cord. In English handbells the clapper is hinged so that it swings in a straight line and is fitted with a spring that holds it away from the side of the bell when at rest. Alternatively, a bell can be rung by a separate hammer, internally or externally....

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