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  • in reply to: Cast my first brass bell #30009
    nightflier51
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    This is my first one and thanks…

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    in reply to: BLAKE VALLEAU #30008
    nightflier51
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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 reply to: No. 4 Bell American Casting Company #30005
    nightflier51
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    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

    in reply to: No. 4 Bell American Casting Company #29998
    nightflier51
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    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.

    in reply to: My First brass bell cast by myself #29983
    nightflier51
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    I will try to get a pic of it and try to post it.

    in reply to: Bell #29982
    nightflier51
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    I need a copy of your book Where can i get one?

    in reply to: 1810 Ave Maria San Antonio bell #29960
    nightflier51
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    They can be repaired by a good brazer and the sound restored.

    in reply to: Help me size an upright! #29910
    nightflier51
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    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.

    in reply to: Difference between #1 and #2 Cast Iron Bell #29909
    nightflier51
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    No 62 was around 11.5 inches wide at mouth.

    in reply to: Difference between #1 and #2 Cast Iron Bell #29908
    nightflier51
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    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

    in reply to: Frederick town Bell Upright needed #29862
    nightflier51
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    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.

    in reply to: Need info on steel church bell #29806
    nightflier51
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    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.

    in reply to: Rumsey & Co bell molds #29804
    nightflier51
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    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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    in reply to: Walmart Large Cast Iron Bell #29746
    nightflier51
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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.

    in reply to: Need parts and advice for restoring #34 CS Bell & Co Bell #29626
    nightflier51
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    Try Smiths Bells and Clocks….

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