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      jackbell
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      Here’s a photo taken at the Foote Foundry in Fredericktown, Ohio around 1900. I was once told by a former Foote employee that their largest bell was 50 inches. The one at the left looks that big. Click photo to enlarge.

    • #16108
      Neil Goeppinger
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      That’s a really neat photo. I love it. Do you suppose this was an anniversary picture for the owner and his wife? If so, the guy had a sense for theatrics. — Neil

    • #16110
      jackbell
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      It’s amusing how the inventory was stacked like teacups. I doubt that would have been the case in a bronze bell foundry where the process was more refined.

    • #16109
      Towerguy
      Member

      Well you can ‘nest’ bells by putting a larger bell over a smaller bell, but it has to be considerably larger and you cannot see the bell underneath. This is typically only used for long term storage or shipping.

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