[ Photography, Industrial ] Silver print of a Bell foundry showing eight very large bells.

[ Photography, Industrial ] Silver print of a Bell foundry showing eight very large bells

[no date ]: [ no publisher ] circa 1910. 13 1/4 x 11 1/8 inch green tinted matte with laid down silver print size 8 3/4 x 6 3/8 inches. Photograph is bright and clean, with one small circular blemish at the upper edges, and a touch of rubbing at the extremities. The white highlight above the two people appears to be a rework of the negative emulsion. The back of the mount is blank with a small stain from an old sticker. Near Fine. Photograph. [27937]


A highly unusual image of what appears to be a bell casting foundry. There are eight very large bells we can see, the two in the foreground still with what appears to be sand obscuring the writing and finer details of the casting. In the rear of the image are a large man and a boy next to a bell with clear writing on it, though not enough for us to tell what the bell is - perhaps a good scan and enlargement might help identify the bell, and hence the building it is in. The bells themselves must be at least 5 feet in diameter if not larger given the size of the people in the image. We can't see any clappers in the image. At a guess these may be church bells, perhaps Austrian or European.

We love factory and industrial images, and this is a very unusual one.

Price: $175.00