Minnesota Historical Society M-Flame Logo

Home / Collections / Podcast & Blog » Railroad bell


Collections Up Close

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.

Learn More:

Bookmark and Share

One Response to “Railroad bell”

  1. Robin Says:


    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.


An Ounce of Preservation: A Guide to the Care of Papers and Photographs