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      mortimer
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      IF anyone has any information on this bell?

      I just cleaned up a bell that has been on my husband’s grandmother’s property since 1941 (she grew up in Cross Creek Pa.) In cleaning the bell, I found the foundry name of Hauck & Comstock – Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania on the upright. The model number appears to be a 1210. There are two solder repairs on the upright and the clapper is missing.

      In researching the name I have found that two brothers Samuel and George Hauck (1846 – 1880) had a farm equipment manufacturing company called S. & G. Hauck. In 1880, George Hauck left the business and George Stedman Comstock joined; the name changed to Hauck & Comstock. Among their products were sawmills. Sometime between 1890 and 1893, Hauck left the firm and the business operated as Geo. S. Comstock until 1913. The 1889 edition of the Farm Implement News Buyers Guide lists Hauck & Comstock as a maker of farm equipment, including farm bells.

      I would like to know if I should have the soldered pieces redone to remove overflow solder? Also, how should I go about replacing the clapper? I am not wanting to sell the item, but would like to keep it as authentic as possible?
      Any help would be appreciated.

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    • #26930
      Carolyn Whitlock
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      Mortimer, you would probably get some responses if you had posted your request in the forum entitled “Repair, Restoration, Parts, and Cleaning”. You might want to contact our website coordinator at coordinator@americanbell.org and ask if he can move your posting to that section. Good luck! BTW, it’s a beautiful bell. Too bad the repair is so poorly done.

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