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Silver Table Bells

The Bell Tower is our full color 48 page 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!

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bell collectors at convention

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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2023 Convention

Omaha, Nebraska

June 26 – July 1, 2023

Omaha Marriott

10220 Regency Circle

Omaha, NE 68114

(402) 399-9000


Big Bell


Neil and Ginny share a picture of one of their big bells.


This bell was made by Frederick Fuller of Providence, Rhode Island in 1886.  It was a father son business and was principally a regional firm with most of their bells remaining in the north east.  They were known to have been in business from 1860 to 1890.  Their bells were made of bronze and had a good tone.

“I never met a bell collector who wasn’t a warm person. Other collectors follow a hobby for monetary reason, wanting to sell or trade. But the bell people are one group who admire, rather than being envious, of another’s good fortune in finding a special bell.”

Sidney Gelman