Photo of Catholic Church's Stolen Bell Turns Up
|That's not the photo...|
"Inspector Dalton said if we had a photograph of the bell, it'd be a big help," Shim said. SF Weekly, meanwhile, has managed to turn up a photo -- suitable for framing.
The shot comes via SF Weekly reader Lyn Moret, who dug it up -- along with many snaps of people dancing, priests with brilliantine in their hair, and buildings previously housing St. Michael's that no longer exist -- from archives at St. Patrick's Seminary in San Mateo.
|Courtesy | Lyn Moret|
|The stolen bell -- nearly 110 years old and an estimated 600 pounds|
Scrap metal dealers SF Weekly contacted pegged the bell's value at between $760 and $1,800. No one in his right mind would lug a 600-pound bell to a scrapyard -- but cutting a bell up would be exceedingly difficult without expensive tools.