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    • #26671
      bribdavis
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      Anyone have information on this C.S.Bell bell, it is 100% aluminum and has Short Mountain Foundry embossed around the rim of the bell. Did C.S.Bell cast aluminum bells or did the foundry at Short Mountain cast the bell? I know they had a brass foundry on site at Short Mountain,but I cannot find any additional information.

      Thanks in advance,

      Brian

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    • #26672

      Does the provenance of this bell guarantee that all parts were made at the same time? or is it possible that the aluminum bell was mounted in salvaged C.S.Bell Co. fittings?

      • #26674
        bribdavis
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        I believe all the pieces are original? The upright and yoke are 100% aluminum, not cast iron?

        Brian

    • #26675

      Then my best guess would be that Short Mountain made the whole thing as a reproduction, long after the C.S.Bell Company was out of business.

    • #26676
      nightflier51
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      I cast aluminum farm bells and if they cast with fine sand, they sound as good as the iron ones. People use to say that aluminum would not ring but it sure does. I have noticed that more aluminum bells are being made these days. I have never seen a large church bell like the shape of the old cs bells but if someone tries to make one and it rings well, hoisting would be much easier. Two people could easily hoist one into a steeple.

    • #26699
      nightflier51
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      Temple Aluminum Foundry makes a no 2 farm bell all out of aluminum but no CS Bell stamped on them.

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