In 1963 Justin Kramer designed this replacement
El Camino Real Bell
as California Bell Company was dorment from 1960
and our original 1906 bells were not available.
Justin made two of these patterns (molds).
California Bell still has one and made some of
Kramer bell castings from around 2005 to 2010.
Some of the originall Kramer bells still appear
in some areas of
Orange, San Diego, and Los Angeles Counties.
Some were installed
by the California Federation of Women's Clubs.
The starting date is unknown, but we are guessing
The CFWC stopped installing them around 2004.
We no longer produce the Kramer bell, but we still
have the mold.
We are thinking of using our Kramer Bell mold
produce bells for individual wineries in Napa,
Sonoma, Paso Robles,
Los Olivos, and Lompos Wineries, or maybe
California AVAs or Trails, with logos,
or other custom features..
We were also thinking of marking the El Camino
in New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas.
Let us know what you think.
Traditional Verde Green paint was used on this
cast iron bell