Re: Re: C & N iron bells
After examining the first photo carefully, I think that “C & N” is a misreading of what should “CIN”, an abbreviation for Cincinnati that I have seen on several other bells of exactly the same style. Names used by this company: Cincinnati Bell Foundry Co. (THE CINCINNATI BELL FDY CO), Cincinnati Bell Co. (CIN BELL CO); Blymyer, Norton & Co. It was a spinoff from Blymyer Manufacturing Company of Cincinnati, which also made steel bells. Unfortunately I have not yet been able to search enough of the Cincinnati business directories to develop a full history of the foundry and when it used the various names.