Welcome to the ABA! Bell Talk Forums Bell Foundries, Manufacturers and Artisans Anyone know who made this bell or what it was used for?


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      I recently acquired this old signal bell and am trying to determine who made it and what it was used for. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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      Neil Goeppinger

      It is an old iron trip gong. Most of them were made of brass. They were used in schools to tell kids and teachers when class was to start and end, in offices and factories to tell workers when to start and stop work, etc. They came in many sizes up to around 14″ in diameter and down to about 3″ to 4″. They were also used in boxing matches.

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