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    Hi, We are trying to trace the history of our cast bell. It has a 5″ diameter at the top of the bell and a 19 1/2″at the opening. It came from a copula in a building on the same property as a meeting place(long since demolished) used by a sect of Quakers in the early 1800’s. We have noticed that the yoke is more sophisticated then the ones normally used for farm bells, but unfortunately, there are no visible markings on it. The Quakers were from PA and we think that the bell might also come from there. Any insight would be appreciated.

    • This topic was modified 7 months, 3 weeks ago by  DavidE.
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    I had some issues uploading a picture of the bell but have hopefully resolved them
    See attached photo

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    Hello David

    I have moved your post to “Large Bells” which is a more appropriate forum for your request.
    There is no photo attached !

    The maximum file size you can upload is 512KB
    The simplest website for resizing that I have found is …
    Browse to where your picture is located
    Select your picture
    Click Open, image will upload to picresize website
    Click Continue
    Leave all default settings as they are
    Scroll down to bottom
    In step 4 “Save As” – enter 512 in MaxFilesize box
    Click I’m Done, Resize My Picture
    Click Save to Disk
    Click Save File, this will save the resized picture to your Downloads file
    You will find the picture renamed as rsz_original name

    Hope this is helpful
    David Elliott
    ABA website coordinator

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