Bells, as both musical instruments and ritual objects, have been used in several cultures of the world as a means of summoning people to religious services, announcing the time, deaths, arrivals of honorary visitors, warnings before danger, ﬁres or ﬂoods, the means of preventing storms and gales and announcing lots of other occurrences related to people’s lives since times unknown. Traditional manual ringing and the bell founder’s post in Slovakia can be deﬁned as traditional and best techniques of making bells ring. Bells and traditional manual ringing, which is inseparable from the bell founder’s job, have been a signiﬁcant part of the identity, culture and historical tradition in our territory since the most ancient period of our national history until today. The tradition is deﬁnitely conﬁrmed by numerous evidence, documents and references in material and written historical sources.
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