I am attempting to repair a donated # 28 CS Bell for use at a YMCA youth summer camp. 1) The rod connecting the clapper to the bell is bent. Should I straighten it? 2) I am unfamiliar with the terminology. One of the two "limiting springs" is broken. The unbroken one has the remanents of a piece of leather still riveted to it. What type of steel should the spring be made of? What should I use to replace the leather? Do the limiting springs need adjustment? 3) When I picked up the bell, it looked like a small hairline crack was present. This started at the bottom edge. After sandblasting, it couldn't be seen. Now that it has been painted and has been sitting outside for a while, it visible again. Do you have any recommendations to repair/protect the bell from further damage? This would not show up on a digital photo. Thank you for your time. Randy
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