What material are church bells made of?

cast iron
copper
bronze
ceramics
The tra­di­tion­al metal for church bells is a bronze of about 23% tin. Steel was tried during the busy church-build­ing period of mid-19th-­cen­tu­ry England, for its economy over bronze, but was found not to be durable.

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copper
bronze
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flagItaly
0%
5%
94%
0%
18
flagthe Netherlands
0%
8%
91%
0%
12
flagGermany
11%
4%
80%
2%
81
flagFrance
13%
6%
80%
0%
15
flagthe United Kingdom
16%
4%
76%
2%
135
flagPoland
9%
14%
72%
2%
5573
flagCanada
14%
4%
71%
4%
21
flagUnknown
19%
19%
61%
0%
42
flagNorway
21%
21%
57%
0%
14
flagthe United States
28%
18%
47%
4%
207
flagIndia
24%
17%
47%
10%
57
flagLithuania
9%
36%
45%
0%
11
flagRepublic of Ireland
36%
9%
45%
9%
11

Gender

men79%
women72%
cast iron
8%
9%
copper
10%
15%
bronze
79%
72%
ceramics
1%
2%

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