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The bells used to be donated to the churches by private persons, by the right of the founder, or dating bells brass communities; the oldest bells of the medieval Moldavian state date back to the reign of Stephen the Great. The alloy used for bell casting contained copper, brass and a minor amount of silver or other elements.

Bellfounders were itinerant, traveling from church to church to cast bells, the furnaces were built on sites, and the casting of large bells was carried out only during the warmer months. The dating bells brass lasting operation was building the furnace and constructing the mold, and the most dangerous process was pouring the melt metal in a mold.

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Casting bells was always associated with a number of beliefs and practices meant to contribute to the success of the operation and the obtaining of a beautiful sound of the bell. Data about the practitioners dating bells brass this craft are rather scanty; their few names can be found in archival documents and inscriptions on the bells only to the middle of the 18th century.

Some bells were cast in Transylvania, in Sighişoara and Braşov. Whether members of the clergy or the laity, the bellfounders had great technical knowledge and skills handed down from father to son.

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