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Garry
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Harry and Carolyn,

Thanks again for your excellent replies!

I agree, I too believe it to be a new bell. There is simply too much sloppy grinding etc. on it – looking too fresh – to make me comfortable saying it has much age at all. They tended to be a bit more professional about the manufacture back then it seems.

I have purchased another (waiting for it in the mail) that the seller is claiming is over 50 years old. Judging from the photo’s he sent, he is probably correct.

I’ll be interested in comparing it to the ones you show Carolyn. I think yours are a lot older though, as the details in the hat didn’t show on the photos of the new one I am getting.

It’s also interesting that only one of your bells shows the right hand in the shirt, the rest are all lefty’s. I wonder if that is significant?

Garry