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August 2, 2019 at 9:54 am in reply to: I have a Bell! Trying to figure out what to do with it. #29446
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.
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.
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.
The bells are actually chalkware, not ceramic
Here’s the pictures
Not only do the bell shaped music boxes make you a collector, but those music boxes are often very collectable and desireable!
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.
It’s commonly called the St. Peter’s Bell. Both Baker and Springer have references to it.
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.
Ha ha ha ha ha………………….Wonders never cease………….
I’m pretty sure it’s a Fulper bell. I’ll forward the picture to someone more knowledgeable about porcelain bells than I am.
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.
Welcome to bell collecting and ABA. What is the bell made of? Bronze, iron……..
I can’t say that I’ve ever heard the word rumbler used to describe a bell. Where does it come from?
LauraAugust 18, 2006 at 6:18 am in reply to: Brass Bicentennial Cast Bell What Can You Tell Me About It? #12859
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).