Blog / brass
Jul 30, 2013
Jingle Bells, Christmas Bells, Wedding Bells, Church Bells, Clock Bells, Bells, Bells , Bells; bells have been with us for a long time and I see no signs that they will fade away any time soon. Requiring no batteries, no electricity, and no power beyond the strength to swing or strike them they are the ultimate in reliable signalling devices. Still found in school yards, auction houses, and Santa's hand each Christmas bells will continue to be with us a very long time. Photo courtesy of the Fool Factory. Just Bells & Marine Antiques Official Santa Bell Suppliers.
Jul 29, 2013
Just dispatched another custom hand engraved bell!
Feb 26, 2013
Here's a great pic of our larger 6" brass handbell being used by Santa Claus in NSW, Australia. Photo courtesy of the Fool Factory.
Dec 19, 2012
Firstly, wash your bells in warm soapy water. Use multiple ultra soft thin rags to gently buff back to polished state, remembering to be gentle as the thin coat of lacquer acts as a shield for the brass. If the shield is broken you may need to polish more vigorously to get your bell back to your desired state & finish with a new lacquer coat to seal your hard work. Remember not to have any finger prints or streaks visible before starting this final process. Polish with multiple light circular strokes to help preserve the life of your bell. I have found a Ultra soft buffing ball on the power drill to be most effective...