Malmark, family owned and operated since 1973 and located in Plumsteadville PA, is the largest manufacturer of Handbell and Choirchime® Instruments in the world.
The story of Malmark begins 40 years ago when Jake Malta, an incessant innovator, set his mind to revolutionizing the English Style Handbell. Literally out of his living room, and with the support of his loving wife Josephine, Jake laid the foundation for what would become Malmark and its flagship product the Malmark Handbell. In the spring of 1974, just seven short months after incorporating, Jake's vision became a reality, and when the first bells hit the market, the response was exceptional.
Orders skyrocketed as a result of Jake's designs, which produced a bell of superior playability and tonal purity, and Malmark's relentless commitment to quality and craftsmanship. To keep up with demand, Malmark relocated two times over the next decade to successively larger facilities, and, as the saying goes, the rest is history. Today, although neither Jake nor Josephine is here to witness it, they would be proud to know that the company is in good hands. Malmark continues to be family owned and operated by the next generation of bellcrafters, daughters Lora Mohr and Joann Malta.
Under their leadership, the company is building on their father's legacy. In keeping with the Malmark tradition of innovation, design, and craftsmanship, Lora and Joann created a truly unique gift line: the LoraBell® Lifestyle Collection. These bells are beautifully handcrafted and make the perfect home decoration or gift for any occasion. The same attention to detail and exceptional quality that the world expects from Malmark shines out in the LoraBell Lifestyle Collection.
Each bell is cast from the same bell bronze used in our musical line, and undergoes the same meticulous process, from lathe turning to hand polishing and assembly. Every bell from the LoraBell Lifestyle Collection is a truly unique artisan gift that not only looks great but sounds even better. Whether you are looking for a treasured gift, keepsake, or family heirloom-to-be, Malmark's LoraBell Lifestyle Collection has the gift that will ring out year after year!