6 Octaves (C3 – C9) Malmark Handbells in Port-a-Bell cases

(given in memory of Sondra Thompson)
Ring Sarasota’s primary instruments. Spanning from two octaves below Middle C to three octaves above Middle C, this 62-bell set was manufactured by Malmark, Inc., of Plumsteadville, Pennsylvania. The bells are cast in bronze, an alloy made of approximately 80 percent copper and 20 percent tin, with individual weights ranging from several ounces to more than 9 pounds. Polished inside and out, these bells have adjustable clappers, black and white polymer handles that match the color of modern piano keys, and polymer spring dampers.