Re: Re: Louisville KY Bells
William Kaye cast bells in Louisville from 1841 to 1889. (He was also mayor of the city for a few years!)
Other Louisville bellfounders include the following:
Louisville Foundry (L.M.Ricketts et al), 1836-46 *
Phoenix Foundry (Wm. Grainger), 1836-46 *
William Collingridge (Kentucky Brass & Bell Foundry), 1838-44
Joseph Collingridge, 1844
Collingridge, Lawson & Co., 1844
Lawson & Frank, 1848-52
Charles Schoening, 1855 *
Kentucky Bell Co., 1888-89 *
Onion Bell Foundry (dates unknown)
The foundries which are starred (*) may have operated for longer periods than I have shown. Research is incomplete.
One J.Collingridge bell and two or three William Kaye bells have been found in the St.Louis area. But they don’t have the fancy ornamented wheel that nightflier51 described.