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LIberty Aquatic

Liberty Brass and Syroco Wood Long-Bell Door Chime

Liberty Aquatic Tubular Long Chime Doorbell 1958

Liberty Aquatic 1958

Following an acrimonious ten week factory strike in 1954 Liberty Bell Manufacturing closed shop in Minerva, Ohio in 1956, in favor of Swainsboro, Georgia. As early as 1954, Liberty Manufacturing had taken out ads in the Swainsboro High School Annual, so the move from Minerva might have been a consolidation of facilities.

This door chime is a bit of the missing link between the ascent of the Miami Carey door chime business as the Phillip Carey Company of Ohio purchased the Liberty Bell Manufacturing Company and apparently took over Edward’s door bell business. The back plate of this mechanism is identical in dimensions and shape to that of the later Miami-Carey Serenade. The Philip Carey company acquired Liberty Bell in 1960. I believe Liberty Bell was an OEM manufacturer for many of Edwards’s products which would explain that the last Edwards catalog I have seen is from early 1960.

Manufacturer Liberty Bell Manufacturing Company (presumed)
Location of Manufacture Swainsboro, Georgia. (presumed)
Date of Manufacture 1958
Cover Painted stamped steel, cloth grill cloth and brass and foil details
Mechanism Stamped steel.
Bells Brass
Height 41 inches
Width 8 inches
Depth 2.5 inches
Notes ElectraChime Collection. Original bone finish. Grill cloth replaced. New bells fitted.
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