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Garry
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Thanks for your input All!

I suspect it is not a Wells bell now too, but I did find an image that was close to the design of this one, but with the RW marks, so I wasn’t sure.

While I agree with Harry about the mold marks, and not buffing it off, I think the clapper is more than a modified nail, it’s head is way too thick for that.

They also put a lot of effort to mold the Iron Tang into the brass bell, most of the reproduction or new bells simply drill a hole or make the whole thing either brass or iron from what I have seen.

I am now leaning towards an older but less mass produced manufacturer, possibly a student learning the arts – or a project piece from an apprentice.

Would that make sense?
Garry