I’m hoping someone may be able to help. I’m seeking information on the bell pictured. It is housed in the clubhouse at the Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield, PA and was used from 1900-1948 to alert golfers to the fact the last trolley for Atlantic City would soon be arriving at the club’s own stop (the trolley service was discontinued after 1948). The words ‘No. 2 Yoke’, and ‘Crystal Metal’ are inscribed on it.
I have received a lot of help from Sandra Wilson at Prindle Station, but we are still unclear on who the manufacturer might have been. Ms. Wilson suspects the bell would weigh about 60lbs, and she has explained the meaning of ‘Crystal Metal’.
I still have a few outstanding questions:
1) Does anyone have an idea who the manufacturer might have been?
2) How loud would a bell of this type and size be?
3) How far would its sound carry?
4) What wood is the frame/stand likely made of?