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Photographer: Howard C. Ohlhous
Taken: April 22, 2008
Caption: Meneely Foundry Bell
Additional Description: This Meneely bell is on display in the lobby of the Watervliet Public Library. It was cast in bronze in 1832 and originally hung in the Baptist Church, Eaton, NY. The Meneely Foundry was located a few hundred feet to the north of the Watervliet Public Library, facing Broadway. The bell was donated by the Covert Manufacturing Co. of Watervliet. The bell weighs 1300 pounds, has a medium Tone G. In 1832 it cost $390.00. In 1979 the equivalent bell would have cost $10,400.00. The frame and mounting of this bell was manufactured and donated by Fred Streck of Watervliet, NY.
Submitted: June 27, 2010, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.
Database Locator Identification Number: p114793
File Size: 1.028 Megabytes
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