Re: Re: HELP! ANYONE KNOW WHAT BELL THIS IS?
First, the 1647 is not a date. The bell is likely post 1900 based on the shape. You are correct, it is bronze. Bells this size were used for factories, bridges, river boat landings, etc. It has been seperated from its original mounting hardware so we can’t tell what type of mounting it had, which would be a tip off as to it’s origianl use. For a minimum value, go on the internet and get the current price of bronze per pound, then weigh the bell. With no mounting hardware, it could be hard to sell. Another place to get a value would be to call the Verdin Co in Cincinnati as they usually put their own mounting hardware on bells, so they might be willing to pay more for it. They mount bells in clock towers for shopping malls, etc. They are a large reputable firm. — Neil