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Garry
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UPDATE!

I just got e-mailed some useful information from DeeAnne W of ClassicBells.
The terminology for this bell is a “foot gong” (aka Bermuda bell, aka ding dong bell).

She also reports it was used both for what I described AND on early automobiles for the driver to ring with his foot (way to go Harry! you pinned this use!) to get people out of the way (kinda like we use car horns today!).

She has provided a link to some examples:
http://classicbells.com/info/Chimes.htm#footGong

Garry