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hjlong3
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If the bells hold a magnet, they are pressed out of sheet steel with a brass wash. Robert Watrous who knows more about the NN Hill Manufacturing Company and its successor, Bevin Brothers had a nice description of hawk bells in this forum in February 2009 that you may wish to access. He feels that these were probably made by the NN Hill Manufacturing Company in the late 1800s. As I mentioned, these bells were made into the early 1960s and were sold by Bevin Brothers. The bells pictured in your thread appear to be from the late 1800s.
Harry Long, MD