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Garry
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Hey Harry! Long time no hear!

I agree, the flattened D shape handle is normal. I am curious about two things though.
1. The unusual ‘flower’ pattern inside the bell where the clapper goes through the top.
2. The fact that there are many of these with different dates. If it was just an animal bell, would it be likely they would even bother with dates? And if they did, would they change them every few years? The dates are only about 5 years apart (ie Mine is 1911, I have seen 1913 and 1939).
3. Is Colonial the company (manufacturer) name?

So many questions !!!

Garry