Welcome to the ABA! Bell Talk Forums Large Bells Found 16" Fredericktown OH bell

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    • #10665
      ilyaz
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      Hello Everyone

      I am new to this forum and so this is my first post.

      I recently came across a bell that is shown in this album:http://s941.photobucket.com/user/ilyaz73/library/Frederick%20Town%20OH%20bell

      It’s in a fairly decent shape, no cracks or chips that I noticed, although it is missing its clapper.

      The bell is 16″ in diameter at the bottom and has “Fredericktown Ohio” and also letters “A” and “B” stamped on it.

      It has probably been painted fairly recently and the paint is chipping in a few spots but I see very little if any rust.

      I’d like to learn more about it. Is it safe to assume it’s about 100 years old? What do the “A” and “B” mean? Anything else particularly special about this type of bell?

      Thank you,

      IZ

    • #13278
      jackbell
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      This person has this bell currently listed at eBay.

    • #13280
      ilyaz
      Participant

      @jackbell wrote:

      This person has this bell currently listed at eBay.

      Does this violate rules of this forum?

    • #13281
      jackbell
      Participant

      Our purpose is to exchange information regarding history and restoration, not to assist sellers who usually have no interest in a bell other than monetary value.

    • #13279
      Carolyn Whitlock
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      Dear ilyaz,

      You have not violated the rules of this forum. We try to help people learn about, care for, cherish, and take pride in the ownership of their bells.

      Carolyn

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