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searching for the hinker bell !
hello , the last 5 years I became very busy with work, I dindnt have the time to continue research on the bell and what may have happened to it. Although I have always had this bell on my mind. I am back home now and will pick up where i left off. I relocated to the farm in the Upper P. so my new # is 906 884 4449. I found a bell that is exactly like the Hinker Bell. Although there is no engravings on it.
I will be making some road trips this summer – I will keep you all up -dated.
we will have to wait on the piture, i dont know how to do it? i will have to wait for help,
thanks , i will post a piture soon, have to figure out how to do it.
thanks for the repley! the bell on ebay was not the bell. thanks for bringing it to my attention though.
the bell we are looking for is a steam locomotive bell weighs about 110lbs.
so quite large. happy you guys are looking . this bell was mounted on a wooden stand to look like a trophy. it would have engravings on it that reflect the winning foot ball team and year. (1940s-1960s) escanaba and marinette. also john hinkers name would be engraved on it. it was called the hinker bell trophy. if someone sees or seen this bell call me- 715-547-6249 thanks timMarch 4, 2007 at 8:22 pm in reply to: lost since 1967, locomotive bell on wooden stand engraving #12977
yes , the escanaba daily press is running a story about the hinker bell trophy soon. menominee news paper has wrote many stories in the past with no results. we are hope ful.
these old logging locomotive bells are big with the r.r collectors, and this one is on a wooden mount nicely done, where the bell will still ring. then with the engravings ! a collector may be sitting tight on it. but we have made this story well known! and at some time someone , somewhere, is going to have the information we are waiting for. we are hopeful. thanks!tim