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  • in reply to: I have a Bell! Trying to figure out what to do with it. #29446
    lmurgia
    Participant

    Personally, I like the idea of putting it on the front porch, but that might depend on how it looks there being so big. Other that that – a smaller ‘bell tower’ pergola in front of the house might be nice.

    in reply to: International Bell Museum #13898
    lmurgia
    Participant

    Hi Joan,

    Unfortunately the collection is not available for viewing. The bells have already been moved to Hasting College and have not yet been put up for display. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

    Laura Murgia

    in reply to: Huddy Bells #13411
    lmurgia
    Participant

    Bill Martin has a wealth of information on Huddy and his bells. I’ll forward your request to him. He’s on vacation for the rest of the month so it might be awhile before he gets back to you.

    Laura

    in reply to: Marty bell #12824
    lmurgia
    Participant

    The bells are actually chalkware, not ceramic

    in reply to: Marty bell #12821
    lmurgia
    Participant

    Hi Caolyn,

    Here’s the pictures


    Pink Girl


    Brown Girl


    Rust Girl


    Pink Lady


    Brown Lady


    Yellow Lady


    Blue Lady


    Blue Girl


    Green Girl


    Red Lady


    Lavender Lady


    Red Girl

    in reply to: BELL-shaped music box #13182
    lmurgia
    Participant

    Hi Linda,

    Not only do the bell shaped music boxes make you a collector, but those music boxes are often very collectable and desireable!

    Laura 😀

    in reply to: Apostlles Bell? #12921
    lmurgia
    Participant

    As you have found, Elisinore Springer’s Collectable book of Bells – page 100 has the most information. Donna Baker has written 2 books Collectable Bells – mostly pictures with some information. I’m not sure which book St. Peter’s bell is in.

    in reply to: Apostlles Bell? #12918
    lmurgia
    Participant

    It’s commonly called the St. Peter’s Bell. Both Baker and Springer have references to it.

    in reply to: ABA Kansas Convention 1999 bell #12902
    lmurgia
    Participant

    Hello again Joan,

    The following is information from one of the persons who helped with the design of the bell.

    It was made by the Amish Kraft Co, Grabill, IN. They start with a solid brass rod that is fed into a lathe that makes the bell. There is a small cavity in which an O-ring or grommet is inserted. The clapper is made so that it can be pushed up past the O-ring into a cavity that was made to receive it.

    The Amish are a religious group that do not believe in using modern conveniences such as plumbing, electricity & telephones. This particular family-run business uses a diesel generator in their manufacturing facility to power the machinery, thus they do not need to depend on public utilities.

    Hope this has been helpful.

    Laura

    in reply to: Now that’s initiative! #12906
    lmurgia
    Participant

    Ha ha ha ha ha………………….Wonders never cease………….

    in reply to: Is this bell made by Fulper or Stangl? #12911
    lmurgia
    Participant

    I’m pretty sure it’s a Fulper bell. I’ll forward the picture to someone more knowledgeable about porcelain bells than I am.

    Laura

    in reply to: ABA Kansas Convention 1999 bell #12901
    lmurgia
    Participant

    Hi Joan,

    I have forwarded your question to someone on our Convention Standing Committee that may be able to direct you to someone who can answer your question.

    Laura

    in reply to: Restoration of 1883 Church Tower Bell #12883
    lmurgia
    Participant

    Hello,

    Welcome to bell collecting and ABA. What is the bell made of? Bronze, iron……..

    in reply to: Rumbler or Crotal Bells #12879
    lmurgia
    Participant

    Hi Peter,

    I can’t say that I’ve ever heard the word rumbler used to describe a bell. Where does it come from?

    Laura

    lmurgia
    Participant

    There were many bells made to commemorate the bicentennial. Most were shaped like the liberty bell. I have seen the bell you describe, but don’t know what it’s value is and unfortunately, don’t know who made it.

    It obviously must have been something that caught your brother’s eye (or ear).

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