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    • #25349
      nightflier51
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      I have a No 2 American Casting Co bell mounted 40 feet up in my attic in the house. I use it to call the cats in to eat from the woods and fields. When I ring the bell it travels far as in sound and they come running to the house. The rope goes from the bell crank down through the attic floor, through the 2nd floor down to the kitchen by a window facing east. If you have a big old house you can mount a church , farm or any bell even up to a number 26 up there Its really neat and the neighbors love to hear it. They all know when I’m feeding the cats. This will work for dogs also as well as people. I keep the bell ringing tradition going every day by doing this.. Would love to hear stories about big bells used this way or similar. Just thought I would add this tidbit.

    • #25351
      Carolyn Whitlock
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      That’s a great tradition as long as your neighbors enjoy hearing the bell. I wouldn’t mind hearing a bell ringing. Unfortunately, I have a neighbor two houses away who likes to set off firecrackers every Saturday night beginning about 9 p.m. He doesn’t stop until midnight sometimes! That wears thin after while!

    • #25364
      nightflier51
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      Thanks I have never had a problem with neighbors Some shoot their guns at practice ranges and no one complains. I only ring it when they are out where I cannot call them in close. Rarely ever at night. One cat went missing once and I rang it and here she come straight to the house in about 3 minutes.

    • #25367
      Carolyn Whitlock
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      That’s great! In my case, the fireworks are shot off at a time when children and “old folks” are in bed. In the summertime, when we want the windows open at night to cool off the house, the fire crackers are not particularly enjoyable.

      I’m happy for you that your neighbors are understanding.

    • #25369
      nightflier51
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      Thanks I feel for you. Fireworks are not a pleasing sound when in the wrong time. They should have consideration and stop that regular firing of them. My bell never rings unless one is out and away and I get worried. They usually here to eat and I do not need to ring this farm bell.

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