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BellSage
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I have duplicates of many lady bells and while different clappers are often substituted by bell owners, often it’s a variation from the bell producer.

They change the clappers for a variety of reasons… they may sell more than they expected and need substitute clappers to keep the production run going, they may wish to reduce the weight slightly, they may have two production runs at different factories or different belt lines (I’ve seen dual production runs in ceramic bells, as well). The best way to know is to look at the age of the clapper and other bells of the same kind. With very old bells we may never know.

I think I have this bell. She’s tucked away somewhere, so I’ll have to search for her, but when she emerges, I’ll check the clapper and post a picture.