BELL YOKE C.S. BELL CO. 1886 CAST IRON

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  • Sold Date: Dec 11, 2008
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ANTIQUE BELL YOKE C.S. BELL& CO.

HILLSBORO OHIO

This item is used. It is in good condition.

This yoke is cast iron with the embossing of C.S. Bell & Co. Hillsboro O. 1886 and FF. The ringer arm is hand forged. The rocker pivot tip to tip distance is about 20" and from the pivot flange about 14 1/2". The round rocker pivots are 1" in dia by about 1 1/2 long with the ringer arm attachment boss about 1" square by 2" long. The bell support hole is 3/4". Yoke inside at top is 8" which flares to 10" at bottom level with rocker pivots. Hope my wording is correct.

The following is some history. Sorry no bell.

C.S. BELL CO.

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Festival of the Bells

Annually the City of Hillsboro, Ohio, sponsors a festival near the fourth of July. This is known as the Festival of the Bells, and commemorates Hillsboro 's heritage as a major bell producer.

The Festival of the Bells celebrated each July in Hillsboro , Ohio , is an outgrowth of a successful 1976 Bicentennial Celebration of the founding of our country. When local citizens were searching for a permanent name for a yearly celebration, it was noted that at one time Hillsboro was famous for the production of steel alloy bells, which were shipped around the world. In addition to church, school, farm and mission bells (one of these was listed
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