I have three No. 20 school bells, cast iron, and I am looking for more info and an appraisal. Two have wheels and have only the No. 20 stamped into the yolk. The third one has “Perrin & Gaff Manufacturing Co.” stamped into the yoke. I have info that the Perrin & Gaff Co. closed shop in 1870 so that would make that one bell over 140 years. They are all in great shape. Any suggestions on value?
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HI my grandmother collected bell around the world. they even had a bell tower built on mercer island, which was in the newspaper, they came to sequim washington and got a bell from the area many years ago and now i have it and live in sequim. I was recentle contated by the sequim light house association and they wanted me to donate my bell. I have not responded yet. It is made by the american bell foundry from northville michigan it is 26. the question is, does anyone know the value of this bell? or how to find out. The lighthose association is a non profit so there is a wrie off for my taxes as a donation, but not knowing the value is what i need to know, thanks