Re: Re: Shangri-la pigeon bell
I read with interest your story of the “bird” bell. I also had a canary that loved to ring a bell–almost to the point of madness. I also took note of your mention of the “Shangri-La” movie. I thought I recalled one by that name, too. I was surprised that you could not find it; so, I tried. I found a movie named “Lost Horizon” (1937) that was also marketed under the title “Lost Horizon of Shangri-La” I hope this adds some substance to your history of your bell.
My uncle used to raise and race pigeons. When he used a bell on a bird, it was a closed one. That probably means that he swiped a few bells from some Christmas decoration my aunt had around the house.