Reply To: Help with Frederick Town, Ohio farm bell
The Foote Foundry was established in Fredericktown, Ohio in 1851. They also made other cast products besides bells. Bell production ceased in the early 1900’s. The firm is still in operation and has a website. It is the oldest continually- operating foundry in the US. Forty years ago I met a quite- elderly man who had an antique shop in Fairmount, Indiana. He told me he had worked at the Foote Foundry when he was in his teens. His job was forming wet sand into molds for the bells. He said their largest bell was 50 inches at the time he worked there.