Restored and Mounted Locomotive Bell
We perform a wide variety of fabrication jobs here at Blue Steel. The only regret I have about this one is that we did not document it very well and take a lot more photos.
An old crusty locomotive bell was given to us to restore and mount. There was no desire for it to ring as it would only be sitting atop a granite monument with the bronze plaques with the names of workers at this facility. In addition, the clapper was missing so we would have to fashion one from metal. We had 2 specific goals, it needed to be shiny and it needed to be secure. These old brass bells are a hot item to sell online!
After a trip to the polisher, it received a clear coat to prevent it from tarnishing. We built a powder coated steel cradle that would bolt through the metal frame of the monument. Under the bell-shaped finial is a locking pin that secured the bell to the frame. As you can tell from the photos I kept the bell at my home until we delivered it. Something this shiny draws a lot of attention.
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