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These were commonly attached to a molded pressed bird seed feeder that was sold by Hartz Mountain for parakeets and canaries. When the bird ate the seed, it would move the block of seed and ring the bell. I don’t know if they are still sold with bird feeders, but it made for a nice trinket that the birds enjoyed. I remember my grandmother’s pet canaries ringing these bells, and my pet parakeet doing so in the late 1950s. I’m sure that these small pressed brass bells were used for other items as well. Perhaps someone will note another use.
Harry Long, MD