Can anyone tell me about a bell that has the markings C S Bell 2 Hillsoboro? This bell is part of a one room school house built in 1835 – I understand that the C S Bell company came into existence in 1858 – we are trying to learn the age and any additional information about the bell –
Welcome aboard! I hope your first posting results in good information going your way. Now, have you checked out our forum section on Bell Foundries, Manufacturers and Artisans at https://www.americanbell.org/belltalk/viewforum.php?f=5 that has many postings about the CS Bell Company?
You need to look at the yoke or the piece of cast that holds the bell. somewhere there will be a date stamped, either by raised letters or engraved, or stamped. there will be no markings on the bell itself besides the #2. so that will be you only best guess. the date you will find, willonly give you a plus or minus 1 year.