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Kallie Bell Gal
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Howdy,

You found a really nice bell. I agree with Lucky13 about being sure whether it is or isn’t brass. You will also want to check the mallet and its arm and the one attached to the chain. They may also be brass/bronze. It is called a muffin bell, and there were numerous uses. You may remember the ones in school that were used to signal fire drills. Also used at boxing/wrestling rings, in bars to signal “last call”, and probably a hundred other places for al least that many purposes. I like the idea of using it as a doorbell. I have a trolley bell as a doorbell at the cabin. (I would use a Bermuda carriage bell, if I could figure out a way to do it.)
Enjoy,
sam