Seeking Image of Clampett & Regester Bells (multiple spellings)
February 18, 2019 at 10:46 pm #29090
I am a numismatist (one who studies coins and other metallic tokens used in commerce) who is doing research on the firm Clampett & Regester Bell Foundry of Baltimore Maryland circa 1840s.
I have a counterstamped “token” struck upon an 1824 U.S. Large Cent. It was not uncommon during the 19th century for companies to stamp their company names on circulating coinage as a means to advertise their business.
I have noticed that there are multiple ways that this firm can be identified, including the following:
“Clampett & Regester”
“Clampett and Regester”
“Clampitt & Regester”
“Clampitt and Regester”
“Clampett & Register”
“Clampett and Register”
“Clampitt & Register”
“Clampitt and Register”
Though I have spent significant effort attempting to find an image of a bell or other cast item from the firm, I have yet to be successful.
I am seeking any images that members may have of Clampett & Regester bells, as I am writing an article on the firm. I would be most appreciative if anyone could post an image of such an example from the firm. And of course, they’d be credited within the article for their image contribution.
Any help would be most appreciated!
- This topic was modified 6 months ago by novanumismat.
February 18, 2019 at 11:20 pm #29093
August 3, 2019 at 9:37 am #29450
The John Brown Bell was cast by Clampitt & Regester and I am trying to authenticate it in an effort to return it to Harpers Ferry National Park.
It was originally sold to the US government and installed at the Harpers Ferry Armory before the Civil War.
Images included herein; any help appreciated.
Charleston, WV 25314
August 3, 2019 at 9:31 pm #29451
Hi Howard –
Pursuant to your post, I viewed your images. Unfortunately one cannot discern any maker markings on those photos.
August 13, 2019 at 1:30 am #29458
I have a bell by this firm. The firm name is on the top of the bell. It is a fairly small bell, I think about 14 inch diameter. I will measure it for you. There is no date. If you want a photo of the bell, give me either an email address or a cell phone number and I will send it. I will use my cell phone to take the picture. I do not know how to attach photos to these response forms. My email is email@example.com so you can let me know where to send the picture.
August 13, 2019 at 11:16 pm #29472
I am trying a second time to post some pictures for you. The first time did not work. If you click on the pictures, the picture will not only enlarge, but include areas outside the thumbnail photo. The bell diameter is 15 1/2 inches. –Neil
August 13, 2019 at 11:20 pm #29478
August 13, 2019 at 11:22 pm #29479
I have tried 4 times to attach photos, but it doesn’t work. If you want the pictures, contact me by email which I put in my first post. I am frustrated. –Neil
August 13, 2019 at 11:27 pm #29482
August 14, 2019 at 12:49 am #29483
Hi Neil –
Thank you very much sir for posting the photos of your Clampett & Regester bell. They are terrific!
I may be writing an article in the future about the firm, its bells, and their token (see image of token that I posted earlier in this thread). Would you mind if I included photos of your bell? I would of course give full credit to you for the photos in the article.
Please kindly advise.
Kindest regards and thanks again!
- This reply was modified 6 days, 13 hours ago by novanumismat. Reason: Clarification
August 14, 2019 at 9:07 am #29485
Neil – Thank you so much for posting the photos … and the extra effort, too!
I’ll try and find the detailed photos from the historian who was assigned from the US Department of the Interior to research the John Brown bell in Marlborough, MA.
It has foundry markings as well as a number if memory serves.
Ideally if we could find some type of historical record of the Harpers Ferry Armory’s purchase of the same bell it would conclude the provenance.
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