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Church bellmaker

  • A worker moves a 170 kg bronze bell to be polished. The price of the bell is Rp 65 million. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A worker moves a 170 kg bronze bell to be polished. The price of the bell is Rp 65 million. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Sparks fly when a worker polishes the bell. He faces the wall so he can collect the leftover material. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Sparks fly when a worker polishes the bell. He faces the wall so he can collect the leftover material. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A bronze church bell 67 cm in diameter is finished being polished and is ready for the next step.  JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A bronze church bell 67 cm in diameter is finished being polished and is ready for the next step. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A bronze smelting furnace is one of Achmad's experiments in his home industry. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A bronze smelting furnace is one of Achmad's experiments in his home industry. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A worker sticks letters on the bell’s surface. Usually the church’s name is spelled out. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A worker sticks letters on the bell’s surface. Usually the church’s name is spelled out. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A worker uses a grinder to smooth the surface of the bronze bell. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A worker uses a grinder to smooth the surface of the bronze bell. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • The bell’s sound does not change despite being carved. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    The bell’s sound does not change despite being carved. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Church bells in different sizes are displayed and ready for delivery to customers. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Church bells in different sizes are displayed and ready for delivery to customers. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A bell is stamped with the identity of the customer and the year of its manufacturing. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A bell is stamped with the identity of the customer and the year of its manufacturing. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

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