I am looking for info on a Vanduzen and Tift bell that I have. The mouth of the bell measures about 14 inch’s. I don’t really know anything else about it. There seems to be a date on the inside but it is very hard to read. If anyone could point me in the right direction I would be very grateful. Thanks.
Enter “vanduzen” in the search (above right). There are several posts. I’ve never seen a Vanduzen (Buckeye Bell Foundry) bell dated on the interior unless it is just something someone has scratched on. Your bell dates between 1865-94. That is the period Mr Tift was a partner.