Fire Bell With A History

Issue 17 and Volume 51.

Fire Bell With A History The job of lowering the Fast Orange, N. J., fire bell from its tower back of the police station, preparatory to its journey to Caldwell Borough, there to begin a new service, was done last week, and the 3-ton deep-toned tocsin was later drawn over the hill to the mountain settlement. With it goes the superstructure of the tower where it hung in East Orange. The bell was cast in 1876 for a Brooklyn fire department, and because of the anniversary of American liberty it was made as a duplicate exactly of the Liberty Bell at Philadelphia, all but the famous crack. After serving six years in Brooklyn, it was acquired by the East Orange volunteer fire department. The city sold it to Caldwell a short time ago for $500. Chief Shepard, of Pittsfield, Mass., has issued an order prohibiting riding by citizens on apparatus,…

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