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Firemen's Bell - Old City Cemetery - Sacramento, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member thebeav69
N 38° 33.803 W 121° 30.005
10S E 630678 N 4269392
Quick Description: This old bell resides within the Old City Cemetery and in front of the Volunteer Fireman's Plot.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 2/18/2015 11:34:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMND6J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
Views: 1

Long Description:
Located within the Old City Cemetery and in front of the Volunteer Fireman's Plot is an old bell, housed inside a rotunda. It was made by the Naylor, Vickers & Co. in 1859 and is serial no. 1214. This bell exists in a bell inventory Word spreadsheet document found on this website.

The Sheffield, England, steel manufactory of Naylor, Vickers & Co. (later Vickers Sons & Co., but commonly referred to as simply "Naylor Vickers"), has long been known for the cast steel bells which it produced in the mid to late 19th century.

Genealogical relation: Genealogical research shows that among these various principals, George Portus Naylor and Edward Vickers were brothers-in-law, Edward having married George's sister Ann (or Anne). George Naylor Vickers was Edward's eldest son, and his two younger brothers (Thomas and Albert) would follow him into partnership in the family business in Sheffield the following year.

The City Cemetery mentions on their website that this 1900 lb. 48" bell was cast in Sheffield, England, and came around the Horn and was placed in service in 1863.

A nice piece of history has been preserved here!

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