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jackbell
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CS Bell never put USA on it’s bells. Some were trademarked for Montgomery Ward, Sears Roebuck, and other retailers of the early 20th century who sold them and some were not trademarked at all, just the size number and “steel alloy bell”. Most of the foundry’s bells were marked CS Bell (or CS Bell Co) Hillsboro O. Their design has been used by other foundries in recent decades which is why people mistake them for the originals. Yours were probably made within the last 10-15 years.