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Post  joe82 on Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:12 am

hi all, this is a bit off the gold and should be in the wanted section but I'm wondering if anyone has one of these famous cow bells made by my great great grandad who was blacksmith in wagga,wagga. due to the unfortunate passing of my farther on Friday its made me want to try and find one for the family as its history then can be passed to my boys and then there kids ect, any help will be great,cheers joe,

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Post  Jen on Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:34 pm

My condolences to you Joe82
Sad time Crying or Very sad

I hope someone can help you with your inquiry about the cow bells
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Post  AnnieL on Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:32 pm

My condolences too, Joe.

As for the cow bell, have a look at this - http://cowbells.com.au/southern_makers.htm
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Post  joe82 on Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:50 am

hey thanks guys, yeah that's the one AnnieL wonder if there are any for sale anywhere, the article says that if he was unhappy with one he whould through it into the river across the road from his shop (detecting the banks mabie) any idea how I could find out where his shop was????

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Post  Minermike on Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:18 pm

Try old parish map, they used to put a lot of stuff on them . Wagga Wagga council or library might help .
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Post  AnnieL on Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:34 pm

joe82 wrote:hey thanks guys, yeah that's the one AnnieL wonder if there are any for sale anywhere, the article says that if he was unhappy with one he whould through it into the river across the road from his shop (detecting the banks mabie) any idea how I could find out where his shop was????


I did a bit of a search, including eBay, but couldn't find any for sale.  Probably a limited number made. Maybe some local farmers may have one hanging up in the shed.
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Post  joe82 on Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:26 pm

yeah I couldn't find them ether cheers mike will see what I can find

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