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Meneely Bell Company
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A bison tube near a historic bell on the Agnews campus. Please only visit this cache during normal business hours.
The Meneely Bell Foundry was started in 1826 by Andrew Meneely in West Troy (now Watervliet), New York.
A second Meneely bell company was formed in 1870 by relatives in Troy, New York. Andrew Meneely was an apprentice to Julius Hanks, who started the nation's first bell foundry in 1808 in West Troy.
Meneely bells rang for President Franklin Roosevelt's and President John Kennedy's funerals, and for President Lyndon Johnson's inauguration. The replacement for the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, as well as many church bells in that city, were Meneely bells.
Overall, the Meneely companies produced about 65,000 bells. The Meneely companies eventually closed in 1952 owing to metal shortages and the increasing popularity of electronic bells and chimes.
Last Updated: on 11/15/2017 3:21:35 PM (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) (11:21 PM GMT)
Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum