The automatic drumming and bell ringing machines made exclusively for Hindu temples by RKS Metal Screens based in
Samanth Subramanian writes about the automatic drum and bell in Livemint
The simple machine consists of a metal frame with two bells, two cymbals, and a large drum. When switched on, a motor kicks clappers and drumsticks into operation. In perfect rhythm, the clappers ring on the bells and cymbals, and the drumsticks mark out a background tattoo.
RKS Metal Screens sells around 300 units a month, many for export to
Singapore, Indonesia, Canada, the UKand the . US
It is in
, however, that the RKS auto drum bell has truly found fame. Despite competitors having sprung up over the last few years, the auto drum bell of choice remains RKS – ‘partly because ours was the first, and people have come to rely on us.’ India