Re: Re: old ‘school’ bell
I hadn’t noticed the turning Harry, good eyes!
Wow, if this was a hand bell, I would have hated to be the one swinging it. Pretty heavy. Would they have taken the trouble to weld something together just to modify it for hanging? Wouldn’t a bolt through the mounting hole for the handle have done the same thing? or do you think the handle was turned as part of the bell (all in one not removable)?
FYI It only rings now, if swung in one direction. The clapper hanger restricts it’s swing in any other.