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Taken from National Shrine of St.Joseph in Mandaue, Cebu, Philippines.
This bell is electronically controlled. The bell will sound on the designated period of time depending on the settings.
The bell tune is also configurable, allowing one to record from your keyboard.
The interface wire can be attached to your keyboard. Any notes you play within two octaves will be recorded.
The recorded tune will then be played anytime.
Once played, the part of the bell known as the clapper will mechanically slam to the bell rim, thus creating a sound.
With automated bells like these, who needs Quasimodo? 😉