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hjlong
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This bell has the appearance of a Meneely Bell with the rings around the bell. The rings were also used by McShane. It has been sand blasted and has lost some of its sharp design. The bracket is unusual and appears to have been repaired with bronze in the lower parts at the bearings. The bronze cap at the crown mounting is also unusual. Perhaps, Neil Goeppinger will be able to more accurately identify its manufacturer.
Harry Long, MD