#15669
Neil Goeppinger
Participant

I have never heard of the William Peters foundry of Baltimore, so it must have been a foundry which made other things and only produced a few bells. I have records on over 350 U.S. foundries which made large bells, but this is a new one for me. Is the inscription on the bell, or on the yoke above the bell, and do you have any estimate of the diameter of the opening of the mouth of the bell? If it is on the bell, it is likely a bronze bell. If so, a magnet will not stick to it. Bronze is the better material for a bell.

The largest bell foundry in Baltimore was the McShane Bell Foundry started in 1856 by Henry McShane.

A picture would be wonderful, but just the answer to the above questions will be enough. Thank you for sharing this “new find” with us. — Neil