Surviving Horse Car Bells, Bell Manufacturers, and Horse Car Manufacturers.

The following companies are known to have produced horse car bells. Some may have had their company name or initials embossed on, or cast into the bell.
Thanks to Mr. Roger Plaquet for providing a great deal of assistance in compiling this information.

JOHN STEPHENSON LTD., NEW YORK (car builder)
EDWARD C. WHITE, NEW YORK (car builder)
WM. MCKENNA & SON, NEW YORK (foundry)
UNION ST. CAR COMPANY, UNION N.J. (car builder)
PUGH & RUSSELL, NEW YORK (foundry)
MORE JONES & CO., St. Louis, MO.
LEWIS & FOWLER MFG. CO. BROOKLYN N.Y. (car builder) Bells may be marked "PAT'D JAN.21, 1890 MFG. LEWIS & FOWLER"
PETER HERDIC CO. (car builder)
GEO. W. NOCK, PHILIDELPHIA PA. (foundry)
WALTONS MFG. WORKS, NEW YORK (car builder)
VANDUZEN & TIFT, CINCINNATI, OH (Buckeye Bell Foundry)
L.F.LYNE & CO / LYNE & CO. HOB, N.J. (car builder)
A. D. JACOBUS (car builder)
EAST HAMPTON BELL COMPANY, EAST HAMPTON, CONN.
DAYTON MANUFACTURING COMPANY
NICHOLS & CLARKE (foundry), NEW YORK

This invoice to the Metropolitan Street Railway Company of Kansas City confirms the existence of the East Hampton Bell Co. It is an invoice for 29 mule bells @ 21 cents each and is dated 1890...........J. Douglas Cummins Collection



Bells from the following companies and lines are known to have survived, and now reside in various private collections.

HARTFORD & WETHERSFIELD RR Co., Hartford CT.
C&C RR CO (Canal & Claiborne) Greenville, S.C.
BIRMINGHAM STREET RAILWAY
DDEB&B RR -/- DRY DOCK, EAST BROADWAY & BATTERY RR, New York
H&WH RR -/- HARTFORD & WETHERSFIELD HORSE RR, Hartford Ct.
DETROIT CITY RAILWAY, Detroit Mi.
BROADWAY & 7TH AVE RR CO., New York
LOUISVILLE RAILWAY, Louisville Ky.
LOUISVILLE CITY RAILWAY, Louisville Ky.
CHICAGO WEST DIV. RY., Chicago Ill.
UNION RR CO., Providence R.I.
BROOKLYN CITY RR CO., Brooklyn New York
WC ST RR CO -/- WEST CHICAGO STREET RR CO., Chicago Ill.
ST.P CITY RY CO -/- ST. PAUL CITY RY CO, St. Paul Minn
BC&NRR -/- BROOKLYN CITY & NEWTOWN RR,
3RD AVE RR CO, New York, N.Y.
HARTFORD ST RWY CO, Hartford Ct.
H&WH RY CO, Hartford, Ct.
NEW ORLEAN CITY RY CO.
23RD ST RAILWAY CO.
42 ST M&ST.N.AVE.RR CO -/- 42 St Manhattenville & St Nickolas Ave RR Co.
LITTLE ROCK STREET RAILWAY, Little Rock, Ark.
NF&SB RR CO -/- Niagra Falls & SUSPENSION BRIDGE RR CO
CI&BRR -/- Coney Island & Brooklyn RR
BUFFALO ST RR CO, Buffalo New York
CPRR -/- CENTRAL PASSENGER RR, Louisville Ky.
STRYCO -/- STREET RAILWAY CO. Greenville, South Carolina
BROADWAY & NEWBERG RR CO , Cleveland Ohio
BUSHWICK RR CO, Brooklyn New York
BUFFALO RAILWAY CO, Buffalo New York
SECOND AVE RAILWAY, New York
ATLANTIC AVE RR CO, Brooklyn New York
DCS RY -/- DETROIT CITIZENS STREET RY
NEW ORLEANS CITY & LAKE RY CO
EASTSIDE & BUFFALO ST RY CO, Buffalo New York
BC RR CO -/- BROOKLYN CROSSTOWN RR CO
RC&BRR -/- ROCHESTER CITY & BRIGHTON RR, Rochester New York
CENTRAL PASSENGER RR CO, Toledo Ohio
B'YRR -/- BROADWAY RR, Brooklyn N.Y.
E RR -/- EVANSVILLE RR, Evansville Indiana
BROOKLYN STREET RR CO, Cleveland Ohio
SAGINAW ST RR CO, Saginaw Michigan
L&AH RR CO -/- LEWISTON & AUBURN HORSE RR CO, Lewiston ME.
L&B RR CO -/- LYNN & BOSTON RR CO, Boston Mass.
BC&R RR CO -/- BROOKLYN CITY & RIDGEWOOD RR CO
34TH ST. RAILWAY CO. New York
METROPOLITAN RR CO. Washington D.C./ New York
ANACOSTA & POTOMAC RIVER RR, Washington D.C.
FREDERICK AVE ST. RR CO. St. Louis, Mo.
DENVER CITY RR CO. Denver, Co.
CROSSTOWN RR CO. Rochester, New York
CITIZENS STREET RY CO. Memphis, Tenn..
WASHINGTON & GEORGETOWN RR Washington D.C.
CHATTANOGGA ST. RR CO. Chattanooga, Tenn.
CINCINNATI STREET RR Cincinnati, Ohio
FT. WAYNE & ELMWOOD RY. CO. Detroit Mi.
RICHMOND CITY RY. CO. Richmond, Va.
ATLANTA STREET RAILWAY COMPANY, Atlanta, Ga.
BIRMINGHAM STREET RAILWAY, Birmingham, Al.
CHATHAM STREET RAILWAY, Chatham Ontario
PROSPECT HILL STREET RY CO, San Antonio, Texas
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The following companies built Horse Cars, and may or may not have manufactured bells:



ABBOTT-DOWNING CO. Concord, N.H.
W.C. ALLISON & SONS, Philadelphia, PA.
BARNEY & SMITH CAR CO., Dayton, Ohio
BOWERS, DURE & CO. Wilmington, DE.
BROWNELL & WIGHT, St. Louis, MO.
BROWNELL CAR CO., St. Louis, MO.
CARTER BROTHERS, San Francisco, CA.
CASEBOLT & VAN GULPIN, San Francisco, CA.
CORTLAND CARRIAGE WORKS, Cortland, New York
EATON - GILBERT, Troy, New York
EATON - GILBERT & CO., Troy, New York
ELLIS CAR CO., Amesbury, Mass.
EVANS & PATRIQUIN, Newburyport, Mass.
FEIGEL CAR CO. Brooklyn, New York
FITZGERALD CAR CO., San Jose, CA.
URI GILBERT & SON, Troy, New York
GILBERT CAR MFG., Troy, New York
J.S. HAMMOND & CO., San Francisco, CA.
JACKSON & SHARP CO., Wilmington, DE.
JEWETT CAR CO., Jewett, OH.
JONES & CO., Watervliet, New York
J.M. JONES CAR CO., Watervliet, New York
KIMBALL MFG. CO., San Francisco, CA.
LACLEDE CAR CO., St. Louis, MO.
LYNE & CO. MFG. WORKS, Hoboken, N.J.
LACONIA CAR CO., Laconia, N.H.
MURPHY & ALLISON, Philadelphia, PA.
MEISTER IRON WORKS, Sacramento, CA.
NEWBURYPORT CAR MFG., MASS.
O'BRIEN & SONS, San Francisco, CA.
ONTARIO CAR & FOUNDRY (1875-1883) London Ontario, Canada
PATTERSON & CORBIN, St. Catherines, ONT.
ST. CHARLES CAR CO., St. Charles, MO.
VULCAN IRON WORKS, San Francisco, CA.
WASON MFG. CO., Springfield, MASS.
WELLS & FRENCH, Chicago ILL.
WOEBER BROS. CARRIAGE CO., Denver, CO.
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As I continue to revise and expand my book, "A Moment in Time: The Era of the Horse Drawn Railway", I continue to search for more information on Horse Car lines. According to the "World Gazetteer of Tram, Trolleybus and Rapid Transit Systems", there are nearly 300 more cities and towns for which I have been unable to find specific information. If you have information on Horse Drawn Railways in any of the following cities and towns, I would greatly appreciate it if you would please share that information with me via the email link below.

ALABAMA- Anniston, Decatur, Eufaula, Mobile, Montgomery,

ARIZONA- Tempe

ARKANSAS- Eureka Springs, Fort Smith, Walnut Ridge (Hoxie)

CALIFORNIA- Coronado, Fresno, Hayward, Lone Beach-Wilmington, Marysville, National City, Ontario, Ontario-San Antonio Heights, Orange-Marlboro, Orange-El Modena, (El) Paso Robles, Riverside-Arlington-Corona, Santa Ana-Tustin, Santa Clara, Santa Monica, Sierra Madre, Stockton, Vallejo, Ventura, Woodland,

CONNECTICUT- Stratford, Derby, Hartford-Wethersfield, New Britain, New Haven-Woodmont, Stamford-Shippan Point

FLORIDA- Alamonte Springs, Arcadia, Avon Park, Bartow, Gainesville, Green Cove Springs-Magnolia, Ocala-Silver Springs, Ormond Beach, Palatka, Panacea-Sopechoppy, Tallahassee, West Palm Beach-Palm Beach, Winter Park-Seminole Hotel

GEORGIA- Albany, Cedartown, Cumberland Island, Griddin, Indian Springs-Flovilla, Milledgeville, St Simons Island, Waycross,

HAWAII- Honolulu

ILLINOIS- Aurora, Chillicothe, Moline

INDIANA- Anderson, Brownstown, Greencastle, Logansport, Marion, Mishawaka, Washington,

IOWA- Albia

KANSAS- Arkansas City, Atchison, Baxter Springs, Dighton, Hutchinson, Kingman, Ottawa

KENTUCKY- Covington, Covington-Newport, Georgetown

LOUISIANA- Grand Isle

MAINE- Auburn, Auburn-Lewiston, Portland-Stroudwater, Waterville, Waterville-Shawmut,

MARYLAND / WASH. D.C.- Cascade(Buena Vista)-Buena Vista PA, Cumberland, Alexandria,

MASSACHUSETTS- Amesbury, Amesbury-Salisbury Beach, Black Rock-Salisbury Beach, Brockton, Fairhaven, Haverhill, Haverhill-West Newbury, Indian Orchard, Lynn-Peabody-Marblehead, Nantasket Beach, Nantasket Beach-Sunset Point-Black Rose, Natick-Wayland, Newburyport, Newburyport-Parker River-Salisbury, North Adams, North Adams-Briggsville, Northampton, Northampton-Williamsburg, Oak Bluffs, Oak Bluffs-Vineyard Haven, Onset, Pittsfield, Plum Island, Springfield, Taunton, Westfield, Winthrop, Winthrop-Point Shirley

MICHIGAN- Bay City-Wenona Beach, Benton Harbor, Benton Harbor-St Joseph, Escabana, Jackson, Muskegon, Saint Joseph,

MINNESOTA- Anoka, St Cloud (Granite City)

MISSOURI- Carterville-Webb City, Hannibal, Joplin-Webb City, Keytesville, Nevada, Webb City,

MONTANA- Great Falls, Helena

NEBRASKA- Columbus, Fremont, Nebraska City, Omaha, York

NEW JERSEY- Asbury Park, Atlantic City, Jersey City-Hoboken, Jersey City-Bayonne, Long Branch City, Newark-Lyons Farm-Elizabeth, New Brunswick, Ortley Beach, Phillipsburg, Rutherford

NEW YORK- Albany-Rensselaer, Albany-West Albany, Amsterdam, Auburn, Cortland, Dunkirk, Far Rockaway-Rockaway Beach, Fonda, Fredonia-Dunkirk, Fulton, Ithaca, Mechanicsville, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle-North Palham, Brighton Beach, Astoria-Borden Avenue, East New York-Jamaica, Long Island City, Staten Island, St George, Port Ivory, Bartow-City Island, Odgensburg, Oswego, Patchogue, Poughkeepsie-Wappingers Falls-New Hamburg, Schnectady, Troy-Waterford, Watkins Glen

NORTH CAROLINA- Asheville, Concord, Fayetteville, Greensboro, Hendersonville

OHIO- Ashtabula , Findlay, Fremont, Gallipolis, Gallipolis-Point Pleasant WV, Ironton, Mansfield, Marietta, Painesville-Fairport, Portsmouth, Sandusky, Worthington-Flint

OREGON- Albany, Baker, Rockwood-Bull Run

PENNSYLVANIA- Carbondale, Catasauqua, Chester, Erie, Harrisburg-Steelton, McKeesport, Philadelphia-Darby Loop, Pottsville, Steelton, Stroudsburg, Sunbury, Warren, Wilkes-Barre

SOUTH CAROLINA- Rock Hill

SOUTH DAKOTA- Pierre

TENNESSEE- Athens, Cleveland, Clarksville, South Pittsburg-Deptford, Jackson

TEXAS- Galveston, Hillsboro, Huaco Heights, Lampasas, Lockhart, Moscow, Palestine, Paris, Rockport, Sherman, Taylor, Vernon, Tyler

UTAH- Lark-Lark Junction

VIRGINIA- Buena Vista, Danville, Grottoes, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth, Staunton, Suffolk, Tazewell, Wanesboro

WASHINGTON- Olympia, Spokane, Stanwood-East Stanwood, Vancouver

WISCONSIN- Janesville, La Crosse-Onalaska, Marinette, Neenah-Menasha


Information on horse car lines, bells, and manufacturers is scarce, and is greatly appreciated. You may use this email link to contact me.



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