Welcome to the ABA! Bell Talk Forums Large Bells Please help me identify this bell

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    • #26786
      joedmac
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      It came from my great uncle and my grandpop. It’s 13 inches high and I think 17″ across the bottom. My uncle worked for PRR. I think it’s off an h 10 loco but I’m just guessing.

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    • #26789

      Yes, definitely a railroad bell. But such bells seem to have been made by the brass foundries associated with locomotive manufacturers, not by the foundries that produced tower bells. So the bell won’t carry any identifying information, or at most it will have something like the part number assigned by the locomotive manufacturer.

      • #26793
        joedmac
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        That’s great! I really would like to learn the history behind it. I come from a RR family and each one of us grandkids got a bell when my grandfather died a few years ago. I think there was 5 or six bells all together that my great uncle had. When I get a chance I want to carefully look it over for any markings. Thanks!

    • #26790
      Carolyn Whitlock
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      joedmac,

      Carl Scott Zimmerman is a very credible expert in knowing about large bells! You might also want to check out now that you have verification that this is a railroad bell.

      Carolyn

    • #26815
      Carolyn Whitlock
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      Sorry, joedmac, but apparently the link that I posted earlier didn’t appear in my posting. The website I had intended to post is Railroadiana.org. They have a section on bells.

      Carolyn

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