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The Bell Loop! A Trademark Custom Creation From Wassco Corporation

Bell Loop

In the early 2000s, the models used to create molds for custom medals were almost exclusively produced using an acid etching process, then hand cut and ground to get the round shape. We went in a different direction. At our casting facility in Tulsa, OK, we utilized the new laser engraving technology and created our molds from solid surfaces. This allowed us to create full, custom-shaped medals from design. To mark our new abilities, I asked our creative team to design a custom, identifiable loop. The loop is the part of the medal that allows a neck ribbon or chain to be attached. The Bell Loop was created! Since those days, we’ve produced hundreds of thousands of medals with this iconic loop. Perhaps you have one in your medals collection? If so, please send us a picture with the story behind your award

Ornamental Casting – Corners / Center Dial Plate

For many years, we produced the Ornamental Castings, Corners, and Dial Center Pieces for high-end Grandfather Clocks for companies like Howard Miller, Ridgeway, and Sligh. It seems most of the grandfather clocks these days use embossed accents on the dial face. This lowers the cost, but the look is noticeably different. Next time you see a grandfather clock with actual cast corners and a center dial plate, snap a picture and send it to us. We’ll let you know if we produce it!



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The Bell Loop!  

We certainly produce quite a few different versions of loops including round loops, built-round loops, triangle loops, arch loops, and bar loops for sewn-in ribbons. The Bell Loop is available as either raised, to not affect the design, or inset if the design allows. The bottom line is we always try to create the best product for our customers. Sometimes, that means adding our bell loop!  Here are a few other examples of loop designs.

arch loop
bar loop
hole loop


Custom isn’t just for the Medal!

As you can see here, we’ll add a custom loop for you, but it doesn’t stop there. You can always match standard finishes at no additional cost. We can do custom neck ribbons and lanyards. We also offer a full range of medal displays and custom presentation boxes. Presentation boxes can also be custom!


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