My church obtained a bell many years ago that has been in storage ever since. We are trying to get as much information as possible about the bell to determine its’ value for insurance purposes and for possible sale. Any help would be appreciated.
The bell is about 30″ in diameter, has “CIN BELL CO” on one side of the yoke and “34” on the other side. It is cast iron and was removed from a church in Keifer, OK when it closed.
Regarding information about your bell; if you do search using the search box within our Forum, using “C & N” , “Cincinnati Bell Foundry Co.: :THE CINCINNATI BELL FDY CO”, “Cincinnati Bell Co” “CIN BELL CO” and even “Blymyer, Norton & Co”, you will find information already posted regarding the maker. We do not appraise bells or recommend appraisers. Our members may offer values, but that would be just their opinions. In my opinion it looks like it would take some real sweat & tears to restore the bell to any real value.
We would entertain any offers for the sale of this bell; however, we do have one church that may be interested in it locally. We are awaiting an answer from them. Can anyone point me in the direction of an appraiser? (obviously without “recommending” one)