Bell from the "Clermont"

Bell from the "Clermont"
Title
Bell from the "Clermont"
Date 
1800-1807
Medium 
Iron, wood, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 20 x 24 x 16 in. ( 50.8 x 61 x 40.6 cm )
Description 
Cast iron bell with painted inscription; supported from above and on either side by iron mounts bolted to rectangular wooden base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Alfred Van Santvoord Olcott
Object Number 
1949.177
Marks 
painted: on side of bell: "FROM / ROBERT FULTON'S / STEAMBOAT / CLERMONT / [1807]"
Gallery Label 
This bell is said to come from Robert Fulton's steamboat, the "Clermont," which began operating between New York City and Albany, New York, in 1807. According to Eben E. Olcott, father of the donor and Chairman of the Clermont Committee of the Hudson-Fulton Exhibition of 1909, this bell was used on the "Clermont" in the first year of its operation.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group