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It may be a custom bell with the person’s name on it. A gift for a title or some accomplishment. Thats just a guess. I looked it up but could not find a company.
In my experience of farm bells,the American casting co bells looked and sounded like the CS bells. Theno 2 I have sounds the same as a no 2 CS bell
I have a no 2 American casting Co bell way up in the garret of my 2 story farm house. The rope comes down through 2nd floor down into first floor kitchen. It is a cat bell to call all my cats in. No matter where they are withing a half a mile they will come running bac here to eat. I trained them that way and it surely works.
I will try to get a pic of it and try to post it.
I need a copy of your book Where can i get one?
They can be repaired by a good brazer and the sound restored.
Hi Did you ever find an upright? I make uprights from cast aluminum and spray them flat black. If i had a picture of a Baltimore Plow Co bell I could custom make one for you.
No 62 was around 11.5 inches wide at mouth.
Lets not forget No 62…..These bells had a shrill but delightful ring to them. This size was the smallest swinging bell of several foundries such as CS Bell and Belknap Co
If you could trace me the entire yoke on a poster board, I could make you a custom one. This way is the best way to get the right size especially if from afar. I hand cast yokes and uprights in cast aluminum.
There were some Vickers 8 i think in England that change rang and they were in tune. You can look up change ringing on steel bells but i do not know whether they were tuned or not but matched notes from an amount of different sized bells CS bells especially no 30 rings usually in a D chord. The others are kind of lonesome sounding but it amazes me how Charles Singleton Bell accomplished that. Usually a number of bells used from a pattern will sound almost identical give or take a minor bit.
Just bought a no 28 Goulds bell. It has a different but fancy yoke and upside down fancy heart shape stands..shaped pre civil war narrow top and wide bottom…
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Those bells are from China and are as thin as paper almost. They even put the clapper well above sound bow or lip to keep the strinks from cracking the bell. A very cheaply made and thin bell.November 12, 2019 at 1:12 am in reply to: Need parts and advice for restoring #34 CS Bell & Co Bell #29626
Try Smiths Bells and Clocks….