I just got an old bell which I believe to be a #3. I do not have the crank, clapper, upright or yoke. This reportedly came from a local sugar plantation and I am tracing down the history. The measurements are 10″ high and 17.5″ diameter. There are no markings. I have several questions:
1. Is this in fact a #3?
2. I can get a crank, clapper and upright from Prindlestation if I have the size correct. Where can I get a yoke that would fit?
I had contacted Prindlestation and they had everything except the yoke. They did not own that patent and said the original pattern is gone. I am hoping to find an alternate source for the type that will fit the bell and Prindlestation replacement parts.
Hi If you can find someone who will let you borrow a no 3 yoke, it is no problem duplicating the yoke if you can find a small foundry who would use it for a pattern. I could make you one of cast aluminum which is more durable than cast iron. My forge here is aluminum only. Only thing is…your yoke would not match the other parts in metal, that’s all. If you plan to paint the whole thing, it would make no difference.