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    • #27034
      Carolyn Whitlock

      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 there 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.


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      Years ago my great grandfather, along with another man, pushed a bell “C. S. Bell, Hillsboro, Ohio, with a # 2 yoke”, from Omaha, Nebraska to Franklin, Nebraska in a wheelbarrow. About 25 years ago, a grandson from San Francisco called my mother and explained his grandfather helped push the bell to Franklin, or at least across Nebraska, and tried to buy it from her. My mother said no because I have the bell hanging in my yard, but my mother did not get his name or any of the history of the importance of this bell. My name is Neil Scheuneman. Just taking a long shot to see if anyone has heard that story? thanks neilscheu@msn.com

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      Marti Moser

      I don’t see a place to send a question about unidentified West Germany bbell. Paid membership needed to query?

    • #29001
      Carolyn Whitlock

      Hi, Martimoser,

      No, you do not have to be an ABA member to post a question on the ‘Bell Talk’ Forum. If you click on the link at the top of this page that says “Bell Talk Forums”, you will see a list of the different forums with a general statement of what kinds of bells are discussed in each forum.

      You will not see a specific forum for bells made in West Germany. But, you will see forums for big bells and small bells. It may be that your bell may fit into one of those categories. But before you post your question, there is another section you should read, too. It can be found in the “Frequently Asked Questions” section. There you will find information on what we need to help you identify your bell. If you are unsure where to post your question, you should post in the category of “General Bell Stuff”.

      “An inquiry regarding a bell should include as much of the following information as possible:

      Height of the bell
      Diameter of the bottom of the skirt
      Writing or engraving on the bell
      Material from which the bell was made
      History about the bell that you may have
      Photo of the outside of the bell
      Photo of the inside of the bell”

      Readers of our forum and ABA members are always willing to help answer questions if we can. But, without a picture of your bell and without a description of the details of your bell, it’s unlikely that people can give you the kind of information you are hoping to receive.

      We look forward to reading your question and seeing pictures of your bell. Oh, another thing, first-time posters sometimes try to post a picture that is too big and needs to be resized so it can fit on the page. Our Keymaster, DavidE, has posted directions for resizing pictures in the “How to Use” the forum page.

      Good luck!

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