East Hampton, Connecticut--"Belltown"--was once the cradle of bellmakers. Today one company refuses to go silent.
In the 19th century, if you were to come across a manufactured bell anywhere in the world, there was a good chance that it came from East Hampton (then called Chatham). For more than 100 years, bells sustained this city, home to 30 different manufacturers at one time or another. Founded in 1832, Bevin was one of the earliest and most successful.
–Yankee Magazine, November/December 2010