This Apostle/Evangelist Bell was made from the original molten brass from a much larger bell that was damaged in a fire from a cathedral in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, back on July 3, 1911. After lighting struck and caused a fire, one ton of the remaining original 8 bells was used to make little souvenir bells as a fund raiser starting from 1912. Ironically, this vintage bell came from my Reverend in which I am selling on his behalf. So this is my calling, you could say.
3 1/2âeh x 2 5/8âed
This bell reads:
Relic Christ Church Cathedral Bells Fredericton NB âe" August 1853 âe" July 3, 1911
The bell has an image of and is engraved with the names of the 4 gospel writers:
Winged Lion = Marcus
Winged Ox = Lucas
Eagle = Johannes
Winged Man = Mattheus
The bell is in really good working condition and rings a very loud, resonating tune. However, considering its age of almost 100 years old, it does have 6 splits running down it but none of which go through the bell, and it does not seem to affect the sound of the clapper ringing the bell. Otherwise, it will last a lifetime.
F & Qâe(tm)s:
Item is sold as-is. No returns or refunds. I accept PayPal and Money Order only. So please feel free to e-mail me with any additional questions. I can ship internationally. So please e-mail your location before bidding and I will advise the shipping cost. I will pack this item very well so you can be assured t will be no damages. If you want insurance, please let me know before shipping as well.
Please be on the lookout for other antique items I will be posting from my reverendâe(tm)s personal collection.
Good luck on bidding!