In fact, the Revere foundry provided materials for the USS Constitution, which launched in 1797. Also known as “Old Ironsides,” it’s believed to the be oldest ship still afloat.
The foundry also forged over 900 bronze bells. According to the museum, Paul Revere’s son Joseph Warren Revere took over the foundry in 1804. So, he would have been in charge when this 1834 bell was cast.
Thanks to respect for history one of those bells will now be displayed rather than hidden away!
It took a week for the bell to be transported from a garage in California to the Canton, Ohio Paul Revere Heritage Site just south of Boston, Massachusetts.
The unlikely journey across 188 years and 3,000 miles contained several stops along the way!
Local historian and museum board member George Comeau said hundreds of the bells remain hidden from public view. He said this story “just shows the long reach of history. We’re super excited it’s coming home.”
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