|The Fat Chick Visits the Liberty Bell in the Land Of Brotherly Love and Cheesy Sandwiches|
So often when I travel, I never manage to get out beyond the conference room, the convention center or even the hotel. But on my recent trip to Philly, I was determined. I was going to see that big, big bell. And although it doesn’t look that large, brother it is HEAVY! Not just with history and significance but also pure, unadulterated poundage.
Here’s some stats
Cast: In 1751 by Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London
Composition: 70% copper, 25% tin, 2% lead, 1% zinc, .25% arsenic and .20% silver with trace amounts of gold, magnesium, nickel and antimony
Circumference: around the lip (bottom) of the Bell is 12 feet and around the crown (top) is 7 feet 6 inches.
Length: from the lip to the crown 3 feet and the height over the crown measures 2 feet 3 inches.
Thickness: of the Liberty Bell at the lip is 3 inches and, at the crown, the thickness is 1.25 inches.
Clapper: measures 3 feet 2 inches and weighs 44.5 pounds.
Total Weight: 2,080 lbs.
Conclusion: The Liberty Bell weighs more than me
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