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      gunman
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      I have just purchased a Fredericktown, Ohio bell at an auction for 40 dollars. It was mounted on an iron pole. The yoke was marked Fredericktown Ohio and the bell itself has only a large 4 1/2 marking. I have two questions regarding this bell. First, it has no clapper…any idea size for this bell and where one might be acquired? Secondly, what does the 4 1/2 mean? Also, (this makes 3, LOL 🙄 ) what was the bell probably used for? Diameter is 17.5

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      hjlong3
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      This would have been used as a farm dinner bell to call the workers from the fields to the farmhouse. The 4 1/2 refers to the size of the bell.
      Harry Long, MD

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