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Holly Barnes

Just a couple of things I thought of after looking at your pictures again. I think we all may be right as to the use of these bells. Just because they were commonly used as sleighbells does not mean someone could not have used them for something other than that. It’s possiable that the bracket connected to it is a retrofit for another use.
Does this bell have a slot with rounded openings on each end on the bottom of it?
Does it look as if it was cast in one or two pieces?
Thanks, Holly Barnes