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With more and more people reading the “Bell Talk” Forum than ever before, I thought I would reply to your posting last October about Winston Jones so others could read it, too! Otherwise, this great article will be left at the bottom of the pile of postings!
People are wondering whatever became of Winston’s bells. This article tells a delightful story of Winston and his love for bells.
Thanks for posting it!
Has anyone else out there ever heard of the Lakeside Foundry Co, Chicago? Your response helps us all learn!
Is there any chance you can post a picture of these Marty bells? I am not aware that I’ve ever seen any of them. It would really help us to know them when we see them.
Were you ever able to get an answer to your question about this bell? If so, could you share it with us, please? This is one of the ways we learn more about bells!
Have you had any luck cleaning up your bell?July 22, 2007 at 4:36 pm in reply to: Please Help ,3" Bell dated 1356, not made by Calif Bell #12787
Is there any chance you can post a picture of this bell for us to see?
Go back and enlarge the picture of galt68’s bell. You’ll see there is residue of red (paint, presumably) in the crown and date. I wonder if it was a common thing for these bells to have been painted red.
I would say that your bell is most likely a new or “newer” bell. I say this because of the circle in the handle loop rather than the whole loop being open.
Regardless, there is nothing wrong with new bells! I have many new ones myself. As you have found out, your bell commemorates an interesting time in history. As we learn more about our bells, the more precious they become to us!
I’d better stop. I feel a commercial coming on in hopes of getting you to join the American Bell Association International, Inc.!
Welcome to the “Bell Talk” Forum, Igor!
If you go to https://www.americanbell.org/belltalk/viewtopic.php?t=324, you will see a variation of the same bell and find some information people have posted.
In her book Collectible Bells – Treasures of Sight and Sound, on page 128, Donna Baker describes this bell as “Sennacherib’s Army or Assyrian bell, brass. The relief around the body of the bell shows Assyrian warriors carrying heads of Hittite captives after a battle. From a seventh century relief in London’s British Museum.”
Welcome to the “Bell Talk” Forum!
I enjoyed your story about the dainty little bell that your mom had when you were a child. I sold about 25 of my little Sarna bells last June at the Baltimore convention. I don’t remember having one that said, “To wish you well the wishing bell.” But we all know that Mr. Sarna produced many, many different little bells!
I’ve looked in the July – August 1996 Bell Tower where there is an article on the Bells of Sarna that is a reprint of a May 1983 supplement that was prepared by R. Dean Shick and his wife Ardyce, who was national president of ABA in 1977. Although Dean and Ardyce have both passed away, their daughter, Kay Weaver, also a past national ABA president, carries on the interest in bells as does Kay’s husband, Ron Weaver, who has been our ABA Membership Chairman for many years now.
The Bells of Sarna article is fantastic but I haven’t been able to find anything about your bell at a quick scan of the article. Perhaps someone else can answer your questions.
Since I can’t help and I don’t want to “ring off” without giving you something, I will give you this poem by Jan C. Johnson that was printed in the same Bell Tower as the Sarna article.
I love my bells, I truly do….
I love them all, from you and you….
Some are wooden and some are brass
Some are ceramic and others glass.
My bells are large to very small….
My bells are short to very tall….
They come from far, they come from near
But to me all are very dear.
Do any of these bells resemble your bell?
Does your bell say “F Hemony Me Fecit anno 1569” or a similar date?
Can you post a picture of your bell?
It makes it a lot easier to identify a bell if we can see a picture of it.
I did a search on dogpile.com (a search engine that searches several other search engines) and found a translation of “grelot” that simply says “bell.” You can check it out at http://www.wordreference.com/fren/grelot.
I think it may be from Tibet. I went to a flea market
this past summer and came up with a singing bowl and
some other small bells. Here are some websites that
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I love the fact that all the cows are wearing cow bells!
I can’t help but think that the “folk art” experts on “Antiques Roadshow” would love to get a look at this bell!
Thanks for sharing!
Wow, Maybell! Those pictures are great! Thanks for sharing them with us all!