Forgive me, I’m not sure if this is the correct way to start a new discussion. I am seeking information anyone might have about this bell. 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).
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 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 have been?
3) How far would its sound have carried?
I am very grateful for any help.
Thank you for considering posting on the ‘Bell Talk’ Forum. We’ll do our best to get answers to your questions. But: PLEASE DON’T POST YOUR QUESTION IN THIS SECTION! Why? Because people who know how to use the forum usually don’t look here for questions to answer! They only look at the categories listed below the “How to use the ‘Bell Talk’ Forums.
Please look for the category that best describes your type of bell and place your question or comment there. You’ll have a much better chance of getting an answer.
Many thanks for keeping an eye on this forum topic and giving helpful advice.
I see that Tony has already taken your advice and reposted in the Large Bells topic.
Your help is much appreciated.