Few persons have an idea of the extent to which the manufacture of bells is carried on in the United States. In the foundry of Meneely's Sons, West Troy, N. Y., there have within the last year been cast and sold 500 bells ; and the demand therefore is so much on the increase as to compel them considerably to enlarge their works. In almost every part of the civilized world may the chimes of Meneely's bells be heard. Within a short period they have filled orders to China, St. Helena, Cuba, Jamaica, California, and Oregon, besides several to Canada, and almost every State in the Union. They are now making to order a peal of ten bells for a new Episcopal Church in Savannah, Ga., and one of six bells tor a church at Troy, N. Y.
This article was originally published with the title "American Bells"