Seen on stage

oakcroft13 bill at
Tue Sep 22 14:33:28 BST 2009


> Just to set the comparison straight, American railroad engine bells
were almost always cast from brass or bronze, and had little flare at
the mouth. Bill's description seems to be a better fit with American
farm bells, which were cast steel with a very flared mouth (sometimes
more than three times the diameter at the shoulder).

Thanks, Carl - what I saw was much more like the farm bell (though I was looking at it on a video screen from the other end of the stadium).

Bell Historians provides the answer, as usual!

Bill H


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