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hjlong3
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This is a petal design crotal bell that dates from the early 1800s. Barton Bells came later and often have a # for the size of the bell or the familiar HB for Hiram Barton. This bell appears to be an English horse bell from the late 1700s or early 1800s. You may want to look at http://www.classicbells.com for a photographic history of sleigh bells.
Harry Long, MD