American Bell Association® (ABA)

We are a network of bell collectors, enthusiasts, researchers, bell ringers, carillonneurs, artisans, manufacturers, technicians and dealers. Learn more about bells and connect with hundreds of members of the ABA.


New on Website 04/14/2024

2024 Convention 

April 2024 Updated Chapter Meeting Dates

Whimsical Salamander Bells (bottom of this page)

Some new Bell Tower Articles

Members Area:

Updated Directory – February 12, 2024

North America Zoom Meeting – March 2024

NECABA Newsletter – Feb 2024

Arizona Chapter News 2/2024


ABA Fundraiser – Shop with Scrip

You buy a gift card and ABA earns money

You get the full value of the gift card

A great gift for any occasion

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Bell Tower Flash Drive

Available to ABA members is a flash drive that has all Bell Towers and Supplements from the beginning of ABA (1940) to March 2023.  It is indexed and is searchable.

Contact the Website Coordinator for more information

American Bell - Bell Tower 2024

The Bell Tower is our full color magazine published 6 times a year.  It has educational articles and pictures about bells, news of events, news about chapters and members.  It’s a magazine worth having!

Click here to See and Learn More


Silver Table Bells

The American Bell Association was organized for educational and scientific purposes related to the collection, study, research, preservation, and restoration of all kinds of bells. We are a non-profit organization with hundreds of members located in the United States and other countries.

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Some of our members have shared a favorite bell or two. We would enjoy sharing one that you have. 

Send a picture (or two) and a short description to the Website Coordinator.

Salamander bells are whimsical ornament bells made from 1980 to 2001

Read a Bell Tower article about them from 2014


Salamander bells often have two different designs of each side


“ABA on the national/international and chapter levels would resonate with everyone.  Since my first meeting years ago I have been greatly blessed in so many ways, but most importantly by the wonderful people  whom I have met and the special friendships that I treasure.”

Nancy (Pittsburg)