Help me ID this bell

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CS641

Tennessee Pass Groupie
#1
I was at an auction today and I found a locomotive bell, which I did not end up buying. I did manage to get some cell phone pictures.

On the top of the bell the number "4453" is stamped in 3 places, two of them are on top of each other overlapping


The cradle of the bell was cast with "12S19"


Those were the only two numbers that I could readily see. There was a random air brake hose horizontally on top of the bell




Any idea what locomotive this went to? Does this bell go with this cradle? Lastly, what's with the random air hose?

Always fascinating the odd stuff you run into.:D
 
#2
I don't know about the cradle, but I do know that bell was operated by an air ringer in addition to a rope; that piece of air hose was intended to keep the bell from rotating completely around, and the crank visible on the left in the second photo is part of the air ringer mechanism (I'm currently working on the one for ATSF 2926, BTW). The number is probably that of the locomotive the bell was on; that may help narrow down where this bell came from.
 

CS641

Tennessee Pass Groupie
#3
I don't know about the cradle, but I do know that bell was operated by an air ringer in addition to a rope; that piece of air hose was intended to keep the bell from rotating completely around, and the crank visible on the left in the second photo is part of the air ringer mechanism (I'm currently working on the one for ATSF 2926, BTW). The number is probably that of the locomotive the bell was on; that may help narrow down where this bell came from.
Thanks! So this is definitely off a steamer, cool!
 





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