Monday, February 25, 2008

CV Hose Gets New Bell

On February 25, 1879 the Cumberland Valley Fire Company took possession of their new fire bell. The bell was cast at McShane’s foundry, Baltimore, Maryland and weighs 300 pounds. The inscription on the bell reads: “C. V. Fire Company, organized Jan. 1859, Ever Ready.” The bell and fixtures cost about $85.00. On March 5 the bell was placed in the belfry.

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