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    • #12544
      Carolyn Whitlock

      William in Illinois asks:

      We have a bell : Hy Stuckstede BF CO St. Louis MO 1900 Ev St Pauls Kirche Elgin ILLS In our church, St Paul’s United Church of Christ, 40W720 Plank Road, Elgin, Illinois. Can you give us any information about the material that it is made from, it appears to be bronze. If it would help I have a picture that I can send. Please advise. Thanks, William

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      Your bell is bronze. Touching a magnet to it is an easy way to tell. The magnet will not adhere. The mounting hardware and clapper are cast steel, which is more durable than iron.

    • #17967
      Neil Goeppinger

      Just a little bit more info for you. The Hy stood for Henry, and there were two Stuckstede bell foundries in St. Louis. — Neil

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