Re: Re: My Great Aunt’s Bell marked U.S.
The clapper is probably original. It is bronze which it would be on a ship bell and has a loop for a lanyard which would be present. It has an odd shape, but it is a small bell. I have one like it but is 18″ at the base and has a rounded clapper with lanyard loop. These bells were usually mounted with a cantilevered arm from a flat base or from a right angle side arm that was mounted from a post or bulkhead.
Harry Long, MD