ANTIQUE Trolley Car Bell St. Louis Car Company
Sold ##### Sold ######## BRASS TROLLEY STREECAR BELL. MARKINGS ON EACH END OF MOUNTING BRACKET: ST.LCC - - ( SAINT LOULS CAR COMPANY, MISSOURI )
HAS A NICE CLANG AND NEEDS TO BE MOUNTED ON A VERTICAL SURFACE AS IT WAS ON THE TROLLEY BACK IN ITS DAY.
APPRO. TEN AND THREE QUARTERS INCHES TALL. THE BELL ITSELF IS FIVE INCHES IN DIAMETER . . VERY HEAVY CONSTRUCTION. NICE STOUT - TWO AND ONE FOURTH POUNDS . . . . .
INFORMATION COURTESY OF WIKIPEDIA: The St. Louis Car Company was formed in April 1887 to manufacture and sell streetcars and other kinds of rolling stock of street and steam railways. In succeeding years the company built automobiles, including the American Mors, the Skelton, and the Standard Six. The St. Louis Aircraft Corporation division of the company partnered with the Huttig Sash and Door company in 1917 to produce aircraft. During the two world wars, the company manufactured gliders, trainers, Alligators, flying boats, and dirigible gondolas. Among their most successful products were the Birney Safety Car and the PCC streetcar, a design that was very popular at the time.
The firm went on to build some of the vehicles used in the transit systems of New York City and Chicago, as well as the FM OP800 railcars manufactured exclusively for the Southern Railway in 1939.
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