Yours is a Hillsboro, Ohio bell. 1886 is the year the yoke was designed. Type “cs bell” into our search. There’s lots of info. The foundry cast bells into the 1930’s and dating most of them is impossible. Some larger Hillsboro bells, 24″ and up, were dated on the interior, but not many. The few dates I’ve seen were 1898 through 1901 and 1918 through 1921.
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