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    • #29929
      istheace
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      Anyone have info on this rope guide attached under the rope wheel on my 1919 24” bell?
      Would it have been supplied originally with the bell?
      Thanks!
      Ace

    • #29955
      istheace
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      istheace
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      Picture of guide

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    • #29967
      Neil Goeppinger
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      I have never seen a guide like that, and I don’t understand from the picture how it would work. I believe it was not supplied by the C. S. Bell Co., especially since this is a school bell and not a church bell. Most church bell guides were two in line pulleys between which the rope passed. They were mounted in an iron mounting which was placed in a rectangular hole in the floor of the belfry just beneath the edge of the wheel so the rope passed directly down through the guide.

    • #30001
      THeGoedLund
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      Looking at your full picture of the frame your bell is sitting on it kind of looks like there may have been a second one of those mystery loops on the other side. There appears to be a nut in the exact same spot on the right side of the pic. Additionally, I see there is a hole on top of the loop. To me it looks like that may have been a place for a bar to be secured for some reason.

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