Re: background info
The McShane replica was made of bronze and had the wording on the base indicating that it was a replica. The 1893 souvenir bells were also bronze and were identical to the McShane commemorative bells, as the reproductions used the same specifications as the original. I have seen a number of good brass reproductions that were made in Korea in the 1970s and were sold at flea markets for about $35-50. Whether you have an original 1893 bell, the 1983 reproduction or one of the “knock-offs”, you’ve got a very nice bell.
Harry Long, MD
I agree…it is a handsome bell.
It would be nice to see some photos of the different replicas for comparison. Suprised to learn that a Korean knock-off was made