Welcome to the ABA! Bell Talk Forums Large Bells NEW to this BELL BUSINESS – help!

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    • #12153
      bellnovice
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      I JUST PURCHASED A LARGE CAST IRON HILLSBORO SCHOOL OR FARM BELL – IT SAY LIKE 1886 AND SAYS C B & CO

      IT NEEDS AN UPRIGHT AS WELL HAS A CLAPPER AND i BELIEVE IT NEEDS A HANDLE – THE WIDTH OF THIS BELL ACROSS THE BOTTOM IS 20″.

      QUESTION: WHERE DO I FIND THESE ITEMS – DOES ANYONE HAVE THEM TO SELL??

      THANKS SO MUCH FOR ANYTHING THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE OR SUGGESTIONS – I WOULD LOVE TO GET THIS COMPLETE AND “RINGING”!!

    • #17191
      jackbell
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      What you describe sounds like a number 4, the largest farm bell made in Hillsboro. Because of the added weight it was not post-mounted with an upright but supported by a pair of A frames and usually placed on the roof of a barn, shed, summer kitchen etc. Spare bell parts aren’t abundant and restorers usually keep what they have for their own projects. A good machine shop can design the A frames, rope arm and clapper. The clapper ball should be about 3 1/2 inches dia and strike at the thickest part of the bell lip.

    • #17192
      Willie B. Herd
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      Try bellsandbirmans.com for parts….good luck

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