Thank you for your interest in purchasing a Bevin “survivor” bell. Each bell is a unique piece of American history. These bells survived the devastating fire that destroyed our historic 19th century bell factory on May 27th, 2012.
Bevin Bros Mfg Co has been making bells in East Hampton, CT (known as Belltown, USA), without interruption, since 1832.That was the year that my great, great, great grandfather, Abner and three of his brothers, started the company. Your purchase allows us to keep moving ahead in our efforts to keep the bells in Belltown.
Each “survivor” bell is a small symbol of American resilience. This is, after all, the land where we get back up after we have been knocked down…The land where we rise, sometimes literally, from the ashes to forge a new beginning and brighter future. Every time you see or hear this bell, may it remind you of all the small businesses in America who are, collectively, the backbone of our great nation’s economy. 100% of this bell and this packaging were made in the USA. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
Bevin Bros is the last of more than 30 different bell companies in East Hampton, CT and is the last factory in North America that makes just bells. With your help, the bells will keep on ringing in Belltown, USA for many years to come.
On behalf of all our American workers, past, present and future, I thank you for your support.
Onward and upward,
Matthew G Bevin
Bevin Bros Mfg Co
A Letter from Matt
Thank you for visiting our website.
On May 27th, 2012 our 6th generation family business was dealt a heavy blow. Despite the valiant efforts of more than 200 firefighters, our historic 19th century factory was completely destroyed.
We have been making bells on the same piece of land in East Hampton, CT since my great-great-great grandfather and three of his brothers started the company in 1832.
For 180 years we have appreciated the patronage and loyal following of princes, presidents, ranchers, miners, soldiers, firefighters, fundraisers, ice cream vendors, Santa and his many helpers and thousands of others who have valued the beauty and sound of a quality American-made bell.
Now more than ever, we need your support. As we work to emerge from the ashes, we would be grateful for your patience, understanding and prayers.
If it can be done, we will do it. You have my word on that. We will keep you updated on our progress at www.keepthebellsinbelltown.com.
Please take this journey with us if you will.
Matthew G. Bevin