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    • #10976
      Ellis Morehead
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      I have a larger bell, I think possibly a school or church bell with the following info. cast into it.

      COW GS PATE T

      Nov 18 1862

      CAFALLS NY

      My reading of the casting could be off on several of the letters. I do not have the bell with me at this moment, it is hanging at our cabin in eastern WA state.

      Any information would be greatly appreciated.

      Thank you,

      Ellis Morehead

    • #14132
      lucky13
      Member

      Pate t is probably “patent”. CA Falls NY is probably “Seneca Falls”. Cast iron bells were made there by Rumsey and later Goulds. Is your bell cast iron instead of bronze? A photo would be helpful also.

    • #14133
      Ellis Morehead
      Participant

      Thank you Lucky 13 for your reply. The bell is cast iron. I will be at the cabin in several weeks and get a picture of it.

      Thanks again,

      Ellis

    • #14134
      lucky13
      Member

      Check the “school bell” post of Nov 28, 07. This is a Seneca Falls bell. The design is distinctive and pleasing to the eye. Does yours resemble it? Also check my post of Mar 12, ’08 regarding internet info on the Rumsey/Goulds foundry. Cast iron pumps were the company’s principle output and bells were a sideline.

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