SF Glaser, Inc
Cast Bronze Bell, Clock Tower, Electric Bell (Carillon System) Maintenance, Repair, Sales & Installation
Decorative Architectural Bell Sales Maintenance, Repair, Sales & Installation
What are Architectural bells?
Architectural bells, sometimes called decorative bells or bell shells are used in place of authentic cast bronze bells to give the look and feel of a real bell without incurring the cost of a real bell. It is important to know that architectural bells are not intended to be rung. They are for decorative purposes only. Good quality architectural bells can be hard to tell from the real thing, especially when equipped with authentic looking, period mounting hardware, clapper, yokes, rope, chain etc. Having a bell in your tower or niche can give your church or any other building for that matter, the final touch it needs to set it apart from the other buildings in the neighborhood and cause passersby to take notice.
Architectural bells can be made using a variety of different materials such as Fiberglas, cast iron, cast aluminum or spun aluminum. In my opinion, the best choice for architectural bells is spun aluminum. Spun aluminum bells are light and do not typically require cranes or other lift equipment to install them. They can be custom painted using an industrial grade finish to look like a brand new, cast bronze bell or a weathered antique bell with the natural green patina that occurs with age. Bells can be painted any color of the rainbow.
S F Glaser, Inc. is proud to supply the best spun aluminum decorative bells available today. We can custom finish our bells as described above or sell them as they come from the factory with the original mill finish.
We have stock mounting hardware that is easy to install, or we can custom fabricate mounting hardware to replicate a particular vintage or style to make your building really stand out, and we’ll install them too, all you have to do is make a phone call, (626) 841-1859.
Architectural Bells: Five standard sizes are available – 12”, 18”, 22”, 32” and 40” in diameter. We would be pleased to provide a free phone consultation with you, your architect or engineer to help you with bell and mounting designs that will beautify and authenticate your building or structure for many years to come.
We’ll get it done!
S F Glaser, Inc. a general and electrical contractor, licensed by the state of California, specializing in bell sales, bell installation, bell maintenance and bell repair. We have what it takes to make you look and sound your best.
President and CEO
S F Glaser, Inc
Clock Tower, Bell or Bell System Clients Include
- Christ Cathedral Catholic Church
- Mission San Juan Capistrano
- First Congregational Church of Redlands
- Annunciation Catholic Church
- Stanford University
- Holy Cross Catholic Church
- City of South San Francisco
- St. Anthony’s Catholic Church
- Avondale Church of God
- BIOLA University
- Twin Towers United Methodist Church
- St. Patrick Catholic Church
- St. Archangel Michael Serbian Orthodox Church
- Antioch Historical Museum
- St. Boniface Catholic Church
- Bolero Winery
- St. Columban Catholic Church
- St. Clément’s Anglican Church
- St. John’s Episcopal Church
- St. Mary’s Catholic Church
- St. Stephen’s Catholic Church
- St. Veronica Catholic Church
- Calvary Catholic Cemetery
- Christ Church
- Center of Praise
- Europa Village
- Queen of Apostles Catholic Church
- Holy Trinity Catholic Church
- City of Sacramento
- City of Garden Grove
- St. Mary’s Catholic Church
- Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
S F Glaser has been a trusted name in southern California since 1986. For over 36 years our company has provided a wide range of high quality, professional services to places of worship, schools, municipalities and businesses throughout California, Arizona and Nevada. We specialize in the design, installation and maintenance of digital carillon systems, cast bronze bells and bell automation systems as well as outdoor clocks and clock towers.
With over a thousand projects under our belt, the Glaser team has built a reputation based upon pride of workmanship, integrity and dependability. We work closely with our clients, listening carefully to every word spoken to make sure their needs are met with full satisfaction. Our goal is simple: to provide the best service money can buy. We do what we love and we love what we do. As president of this company, you have my word that you will always be given an honest opinion. Whether it is an existing system that can be repaired or a new one, you will be presented with the most affordable options available along with more advanced systems that may better serve your needs. We want you to feel comfortable before proceeding with any project.
We welcome the next challenge and look forward to working with you on your next project.
SF Glaser, Arcadia CA Serving Electrical Needs since 1986