Old Main Bell Dedication 5

Old Main Bell Dedication 5

Skip Smith, son of the late H.O. Smith, rings the Old Main bell as Penn State President Graham B. Spanier looks on. Smith is looking at the clapper, which he inherited from his father. The elder Smith, a Penn State alumnus, former faculty member and successful businessman, came into possession of the clapper while clearing out a boarding house his construction company was renovating. Bell experts have determined this clapper is the original clapper for the bell -- the one that disappeared many, many years back, the victim of a prank. Thanks to Skip Smith, the bell and its original clapper are now reunited.

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