Neil Goeppinger

Hello Ellen, I do not have answers to your questions regarding steamship bells made by Clampitt & Regester, but I will give you what information I have and you can add it to what your have already discovered.

In 1845 the firm was listed in a Baltimore business directory as being located at 47 Holliday St., near the city hall in Baltimore. Perhaps the address you have was for the foundry and this address was their office and mailing address.

Later, when the name changed to J. Regester & Sons Co, Baltimore, the J. stood for Joshua, so I assume Joshua Register was one of the partners in Clampitt & Register.

I have a small brass bell by Clampitt & Regester. It’s about 16″ or 18″ in diameter. — Neil