Reply To: Need info on bell please
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I am presuming we are looking at the bell from the top (more or less). From your description and the photo, it appears to be a kind of hotel bell or call bell that is rung by twirling rather than tapping.
There are others who are far more knowledgeable than I who can tell you more about the bell. It would help us if you could tell us the height and width of the bell. Also, what is it mounted on (what kind of a base does it have)?”
It looks like a lovely bell! Does it have any markings on it? Often times tap bells will have a patent date on them near the tap.