Verdin Stands the Test of Time
All Backed by the Oldest and Largest Bell and Clock Manufacturer in the U.S.
Our full-service philosophy includes a complete maintenance program for all our bell and clock products, ensuring that a Verdin-approved service technician will inspect and repair your equipment regularly, providing genuine Verdin parts, discounts on repair parts, new equipment, and priority on all service calls.
Repairing Your Bell Ringing Equipment and Automating the Ringing of Your Bells
Over time, bell hardware becomes worn and fragile, making the ringing of the bells unsafe. Verdin can update your bell equipment to ensure it rings properly, is structurally safe and sound in the tower, and your church bells maintain the clear, warm sounds they originally had.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether it be a single bell, peal, chime, or carillon, the mechanism which causes the bells to sound is called the action. Many recent developments in bell action have made instruments easier to play and more musically sensitive and have given new life to single bells and carillons alike. Replacement clappers and transmission systems with sealed ball bearing movement designed and engineered by The Verdin Company have greatly improved the playability of many bell instruments. Electric actions and automatic bell controllers? We service and repair these, too. Verdin manufactures all bell ringing equipment and hardware for new and existing bells.
After a detailed acoustical analysis, bells which are out of pitch or out of character with the rest of the instrument can, in most cases, be
returned to our facility in Cincinnati for retuning. We also repair, refinish and recondition damaged or corroded bells to recapture their original beauty.
Many churches and universities have chosen to have their instruments brought back to life and to add additional bells. Single bells may be combined with others to form peals. Chimes of 9 to 14 bells and smaller carillons may be augmented to give greater musical service. Verdin is America’s leading installer of new cast bronze bells.
Tapes and parts for vintage, tape based carillon systems are no longer available. Our new digital carillons have hundreds of bell sounds and musical selections built into its memory and will not require replacement tapes. Upgrading to a new digital carillon will also provide far greater flexibility, ease of scheduling, and long term reiliabity.
There is a possibility that we may be able to use your existing sound system depending on the age and condition. When investing in a new carillon, components should be carefully evaluated to provide the best sound and long term reliability. The drivers should also be examined for possible replacement. You wouldn’t buy a new car and use your old tires now would you?
A “typical” configuration usually consists of the digital carillon, amplifier, and speaker/drivers. A wireless remote control is often used as is a locking steel cabinet to secure the carillon. Interior speakers and outside bell shells are additional options. The customer will need to lay speaker wiring, supply electrical power, and provide safe access.
All Verdin clocks are completely weatherproof and carry the Underwriters Laboratories Listing #863 for Timepieces or Timekeeping Devices having passed temperature, dielectric voltage withstand insulation resistance, rain, and impact tests. All components and internal wiring are compliant with UL requirements, which is unique in our industry. Every time we change as much as a screw in one of our clocks this listing must be updated. This listing is unique to our industry. Visit www.ul.com for more information.
The standard delivery time for most Verdin clocks is 60 to 90 days; however, we are willing to work with you on a delivery date that will meet your needs.
Yes. We have available LED lighting on all two-faced and four-faced street clocks.
A rule of thumb is the clock diameter should be 1 foot for every 10 feet of elevation at a minimum.
A Series I
clock has hour numerals or markers mounted to the surface of wall. These markers create the dial layout. A Series II
clock has a dial glazed into a bezel ring mounted to the surface of a wall.A Series III
clock has a dial glazed into a bezel ring mounted into an opening in a wall. Lighting may be added to illuminate the clock dial from the inside of the structure.A Canister clock
has a dial glazed into a bezel ring mounted into a weather protective canister. Lighting is generally included inside the canister to illuminate the clock dial. Canister clocks can be mounted into an open frame structure or surface mounted on a wall.
Verdin provides clock dial illumination fixtures that light the dial like a full moon. The lighting is designed to be bright enough, but not harsh enough to see the outline of the lighting bulb or cast any interior shadows from the clock mechanisms onto the dial.