I have a cast bell marked V-M Bell Co Waynesboro, VA stamped into it. I am originally from Waynesboro, VA and I am assuming this was manufactured by Virginia Metalcrafters in Waynesboro. Can someone give me a little history about this bell (dates made, etc). Also, I don’t know if this bell is cast iron or cast steel, bronze or what???
I just checked for you. The Virginia Metalcrafters went out of business back in 2006. The made many metal items and started back in 1890. Its a shame it closed but these hard times seems only thing we get is from china.
I have even contacted the Waynesboro, VA museum and they can’t tell me anything about the history of VA Metalcrafters making bells… Nobody knows anything about this bell??..!! Help if you know anything about the history of this bell..