Welcome to the ABA! Bell Talk Forums Large Bells Brass or Bronze? 16 3/8 inche bell Info?

Viewing 4 reply threads
  • Author
    Posts
    • #11849
      pho67
      Participant

      Hello, I’m new here and need some help… I dug up my fathers old bell, it was up on the cottage for years before it was stored in the shed for a while I decided to restore it but wanted to get some info on it, my dad bought it from a priest that needed money for his church, I’m from a small town in Northern Ontario, Canada. This bell looks like a one piece, clapper is 2 pieces looped in middle, threaded to the top attached by nut type topper. Bottom diameter 16 3/8, top diameter 8 1/2 inches, hight of bell 12 1/2, clapper 13 3/4 – 22 inches to top of threads. It has a huge washer that has this stamped in it ( S A 234 ). I will try to include some pictures…
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/66672354@N07/sets/72157627496904200/

    • #16559
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I have a Flickr account but got this message when I tried to view your photo:

      This page is private.

      Oops! You don’t have permission to view this page.

      I presume the same thing will happen to others unless you make the page able to be viewed by all.

      Admin (Carolyn)

    • #16560
      jackbell
      Participant

      Sounds like a brass locomotive bell. Many of them ended up in churches, schools, and private ownership. Uploading a photo directly to this website is not difficult.

    • #16561
      pho67
      Participant

      Ooops I’m trying to fix it let me know… :mrgreen:
      It sure is big for a locomotive? could that be why the rope arm is strait down?

    • #16562
      jackbell
      Participant

      These bells range in size from about a foot to eighteen inches. Some have the rope arm pointed downward.

Viewing 4 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.