verb [ trans. ] melt and mold (metal). • fuse (materials) to make glass. • make (an article) by melting and molding metal.
ORIGIN early 16th cent. : from French fondre, from Latin fundere ‘melt, pour.’
When I started looking for a foundry for the New Bell it was natural to pull up the old wikipedia and see if the original bell's foundry is still in business. It turns out that the first Liberty Bell was cast by a foundry of the British Empire. (Isn't that ironic?)
So that's been in the back of my mind: which foundry? It has to be an American outfit, with an appropriate mindset. Iron mongers with hearts of Gold. That's what we want.
Just then a friend of ours send me a message asking if the project is still on. How can I say yes or no when this is supposed to be a collective, head-less, effort? So I replied with a snippy (sorry!) "ask yourself". But it was good of him to ask (thank you!) as I did a quick search and sure enough, 1, 2, 3, and ye old search engine pulled up a very good candidate.
"Traveling foundry" for a traveling Bell.
Now we should start thinking about:
1) Design for the bell and Inscription.
2) Design for the traveling rig that is to go from state to state for the Ringing of The Bell.
3) Budget and Plan (for kickstarter)
Ask and you shall receive. Seek and you shall find
(It is the Truth.)