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    • #10924

      Jim writes:

      This post-mount farm bell is a family heirloom. Given to my grandparents in 1879 as a wedding present and from 1879 to 1963 used as a farm bell. They lived in central Indiana, near Zionsville. It has a fine tone but no maker’s mark but does have a #1 on bell and upright bracket. I have never seen a bell, yoke or bracket shaped like this.

      Can you tell me the maker? Beyond an heirloom, what is its retail value?

      If you can help, please post a response.

      This inquiry was originally sent to the ABA’s Internet Coordinator. Responses are opinions of individuals based on their personal research and knowledge.

    • #13999

      This is a cast steel bell and looks like an American Bell Foundry product.
      Harry Long, MD

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