Welcome to the ABA! Bell Talk Forums Large Bells Fredricktown bell company #7

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    • #24551
      f150bell
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      WOULD LIKE TO FIND MORE IMFORMATION ABOUT THIS BELL ITS 24 INCHES AT BASE OF BELL HAS TWO IRON TRIANGLAR LEGS IT SETS ON ONE ON EACH SIDE THE HARP THATS ON TOP SAYS FREDRICKTOWN BELL COMPANY AND #7

    • #24552
      Carolyn Whitlock
      Participant

      f150bell,

      We would like to help you learn more information about your bell if we can. However, you have not provided us with enough information. If you go to our Frequently Asked Questions page and read the section that says “What do you need to identify my bell?”, it will help us. Also, if you go back to the “Forums” page at , and enter “Fredricktown Bell”, you will see an important piece of information was posted by our very knowledgeable participant Neil Goeppinger. I’m referring to Neil’s posting of June 1, 2015.

      A photo of your bell would help us tremendously. If you get a message saying that the size of the picture exceeds the size limits, it will need to be resized and reposted in another text box.

      It will also be helpful if you could tell us what kind of information you are hoping to find.

      One last thing… Be sure to click on the box below beside the words Notify me of follow-up replies via email”. You will receive a notification in your personal email telling you that someone has posted a response.

    • #24585
      Neil Goeppinger
      Participant

      Fredricktown was a fairly prolific bell company. We see or have inquiries about their bells a couple of times a year. Their bells were made of iron. The triangle shaped legs are called A frame stands, because they are shaped like the capital letter A. The “harp” on top of the bell on which the name of the foundry appears is called the yoke. The firm was established in 1851 but I do not know when they ceased operation. The largest church bell found so far made by the firm is 48″ in diameter. They were located in Corry, Pennsylvania. — Neil

    • #24673
      nightflier51
      Participant

      Hi Neil Did they make a lot of the very large church bells? I have never seen one anywhere over 22 or 24 inches.

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    • #24861
      Neil Goeppinger
      Participant

      Sorry to take so long in reply. I was gone a lot this summer. I agree, I have not seen many large bells by the Fredericktown firm. The 48 inch I saw was in Arkansas. — Neil Goeppinger

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