Liberty Bell Ornament
- Handcrafted in the U.S.A.
- Solid brass, antique brass finish
- Digitally printed color
- Gift boxed
The Liberty Bell has not been rung since 1846 in order to avoid further cracking and damage. To mark the quintessential day, every July 4 it is symbolically tapped 13 times. Our beautifully handcrafted ornament Liberty Bell is a tiny replica of the real thing and unlike the original, is made in the U.S.A.
Predating the Revolution, the Pennsylvania Assembly had the Liberty Bell made in 1751 to mark the 50-year anniversary of William Penn's 1701 Charter of Privileges, which served as Pennsylvania's original Constitution. “Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof." are the words on the bell, as well as information about the Pennsylvania Assembly and the Bell’s maker. The crack is a subject of debate among historians. No one really knows when it became cracked: one theory is the bell got its first crack in 1752 when it was tested upon arrival in Philadelphia.