Re: Re: Old brass christmas bell?
On inspection of the Loop it looks like a piece of brass wire (centre loop) that has been inserted in to the bell, then a piece of what looks to be steel wire attaching the clapper.
The clapper is made of brass and is about 42mm long.
On closer inspection the bell would appear to be cast in one piece as one of the wings continues on to the bell casing with no joints.
I have also attached more photos of inside the bell.