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August 25, 2011

Railroad bell

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Railroad bell

Cast-iron railroad bell with clapper manufactured circa 1890-1900. The bell is bolted to both a brace and a stand with uprights. It is rung by means of the rope handle on its side.

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One Response to “Railroad bell”

  1. Robin Says:

    Hi,

    The bell you have here is dated incorrectly. It was produced post 1900. Automatic air ringer were not installed on locomotives until 1900. This one dates past 1910.

    :)



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