Re: Re: Half Bell – What am I?
Here is a picture of a Russian Saddle Chime that I found in an article entitled “Sleigh Bells and Harness Bells” on page 33 of the Nov.-Dec. 2002 The Bell Tower. If you look closely at the very top chime, you’ll see that it has the same kind of lip on it as the one you have. I have seen other bells with the same lip on them. The three clappers is the give-away (in my opinion) that this was born as a shaft bell or saddle chime of some sorts.
My mother used to refer to your type of bell as a “mongrel” – any cross between different things, esp. if inharmonious or indiscriminate.
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