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jackbell
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Your bell is cast steel. Twenty-six is the size (bottom dia in inches). 1903 probably indicates the year. Twenty-one might indicate Feb 1 (2-1). Unfortunately, all other components (clapper, yoke, wheel, supports) are missing. From the design I’d say it was cast by CS Bell Co of Hillsboro, Ohio. That foundry dated it’s larger bells on the interior, not consistently, but off and on throughout it’s history. There’s plenty of information about CS Bell Co on the internet and our own search (upper right corner). It was a major producer and it’s bells are found world-wide.