The Bell - the bell is one of the most recognizable features NYSE. Каждый день на открытии биржи звучит Opening Bell, а на закрытии — Closing Bell.
Calls were entered in 1870 year together with the launch of continuous trading. Originally a Chinese gong was used, however in 1903 a year after the exchange moved to a new building, a copper bell was used. There is one large bell for each of the four shopping areas. Bells sound synchronously and are controlled under one control.
Company G. S. Edwards made bells for the stock exchange 18 inches. В поздние 80-е NYSE решила отреставрировать существующие колокола и сделать еще один запасной. However, it turned out, that similar bells nor G. S. Edwards, no other companies produce. As a result, the G. S. Edwards решило пойти на встречу бирже и выполнить заказ, for which she attracted to its implementation, including some of the employees who left the company.
After some time, another bell was discovered on the technical floor., older and bigger than the rest (24 inch diameter). This bell has also been restored and tuned. It is now located on a platform above the trading floor and is ready for action., however it is not used, as it is too loud even for an exchange building.
The exchange call is part of the legacy of the exchange, и быть приглашенным для подачи Opening Bell илиClosing Bell – большая честь.