How did the liberty bell crack?

  1. scoop profile image85
    scoopposted 5 years ago

    How did the liberty bell crack?

  2. paul pruel profile image71
    paul pruelposted 5 years ago

    The liberty bell was cracked by the stroke of the clapper.

    History of the bell: The bell was ordered from Whitechapel Foundry, with instructions to inscribe on it the passage from Leviticus: Pass and Stow Philada MDCCLIII on November 1, 1751,. The bell arrived in Philadelphia on September 1, 1752, but was not hung until March 10, 1753, on which day Isaac Norris wrote, "I had the mortification to hear that it was cracked by a stroke of the clapper without any other viollence as it was hung up to try the sound."

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