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.
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.