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    • #12102
      flyfishnsparky
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      While cleaning out a house we came across this bell. Can anyone shed light on this bell such as what was it used for, it appears to be brass the clapper is missing. Any help is appreciated.

      thanks

      Brian

    • #17105
      halanb
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      I am not convinced that this is a bell. I suspect it was a cap to something like a newell post, flagpole, weathervane, lighting rod, … The corrosion makes me think it was used outdoors and exposed to weather.

      Others may have a different opinion. Harry?

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    • #17106
      RonaKesselman
      Participant

      I have to agree with halanb – this looks more like some sort of outdoor flag or fence post finial — I don’t believe it is a bell. The photos show a small hole 2/3’s of the way down — perhaps for a nail or screw to fasten the object to a wooden pole/post?

    • #17107
      flyfishnsparky
      Participant

      I was not 100% sure this was a bell, I think you guys are probably right it does look like a topper for a fence post. Thank you for taking the time to reply and for your help.

      Brian

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