Seattle in King County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Fire Bell No. 4
Erected by The Seattle Historic Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells 🔔 series list.
Location. 47° 36.952′ N, 122° 20.673′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Marker is on 4th Avenue just south of Battery Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2320 4th Avenue, Seattle WA 98121, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Speakeasy Café (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chief Seattle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Crystal Pool (approx. ¼ mile away); Bell Street Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Why Are the Piers Angled? (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bell Street Terminal, Pier 66 (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Harte McGraw (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welcome to The Public Market (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
1. Actual origin of this bell
The customary maker's inscription on the waist of this bell shows that it was sold by the L.M. Rumsey Manufacturing Company of Saint Louis in 1887. However, it was actually made for Rumsey by the McShane bellfoundry of Baltimore, on what we would now call a private label basis.
— Submitted August 26, 2020, by Carl Scott Zimmerman of Kirkwood, Missouri.
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