Welcome to the ABA! Bell Talk Forums Large Bells Phoenix Bell Co. 4 Leavenworth, Kan.

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    • #11921
      Florence
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      We have a #4 iron bell at our historic site in Long Beach, CA. It’s been used as a dinner bell to call the ranch hands to meals since the early 20th century. It is marked on the yoke: Phoenix Bell Co. 4 Leavenworth, Kan. Diameter is 19 1/2″. Can anyone tell me about this bell’s maker? Thanks for any info you can offer. Thanks for your patience with a newbie.

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      jackbell
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      Florence: It’s a Hillsboro, Ohio product made by CS Bell Co. You can enter “hillsboro” in the search (above right) for lots of posts. Phoenix Bell was the name of a retailer in Leavenworth, probably a hardware or farm implement dealer. Four was the largest farm bell made by CS. They sometimes trademarked bells for retailers instead of using their own CS Bell logo.

    • #16665
      Florence
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      Thanks, Jackbell! We would have never known that a bell that was stamped Kansas was actually cast in Ohio! This will go in our next newsletter! Much appreciated!

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