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For others’ reference, I’m adding to this thread in hopes it proves useful to any who pursue a similar line of investigation.

From a site with this URL: http://sites.pch.com/tips/collectible/collectible-bells.aspx, I find mention of these two qualifiers:

“… bells with a diameter of 20 inches to 28 inches are considered to be school bells, while bells with a diameter greater than 30 inches are considered to be fire bells or church bells.”

and “The wall thickness of school bells is typically much thinner than the walls of fire or church bells. This gave the school bells a distinctive sound which prevented them from being mistaken for other types of bells.”