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    • #11049
      Anonymous
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      Larissa in Russia asks:

      Hi, Carolyn. I just registered for the Forum but somehow cannot figure out how to attach a picture to my question. So, I received this lady bell as a New Year gift and my question is whether someone has any idea when and where it could be made. Thanks, Larissa.

      If you can help, please post a response.
      Admin

      This inquiry was originally sent to the ABA’s Internet Coordinator. Responses are opinions of individuals based on their personal research and knowledge.

    • #14401
      Maikl din-don
      Participant

      Prompt height and weight of the given hand bell.

    • #14400
      Garry
      Participant

      What a great New Years Gift!
      I wouldn’t mind one like that myself! 🙂

      Could you provide a few more details please?
      1. does a magnet stick to it anywhere (including the clapper)?
      2. What is it’s height and bell skirt diameter?
      3. Do you have a photo under the bell showing the clapper arraignment?
      4. Are there any markings? (look on back and inside the bell).
      5. Does your gifter (you being the giftee 😉 ) have any idea where it’s from? (i.e. did it get purchased in Europe, North America, Russia?)

      I am going through my old books right now, it looks similar to one I came across in them quite a while back.
      I’ll post back if I find it.
      Garry

    • #14402
      Larissa
      Participant

      Hi Garry,
      Here are answers to your questions.
      1. A magnet doesn’t stick anywhere.
      2. Its height is 9,5 cm, bell skirt diameter is 5 cm at the widest point and 4 cm at the narrowest.
      3. The photo with the clapper arrangement is provided.
      4. There are no markings anywhere.
      5. The bell was purchased in Moscow, Russia at one of Moscow’s flea markets. I personally suspect that it’s a modern bell.

    • #14403
      Garry
      Participant

      Excellent!
      Good information, I suspected it was something like that.

      Final question, Can you tell what she is holding? Perhaps an envelope?

      I’ll then tell you what I have found.
      Garry

    • #14404
      Maikl din-don
      Participant
    • #14405
      Garry
      Participant

      Excellent!
      I can’t read Russian, unfortunately, but I noticed an advertisement that was from this site (the photo layout is the same) and some similar bells in some books I have.

      Can you translate it?
      Garry

    • #14406
      Carolyn Whitlock
      Participant

      Garry,

      “Девушка с платочком” says “Girl with a handkerchief”.

      All you need to do is select and copy the Russian to your clipboard. Then go to http://translate.google.com and paste the Russian (or any other language) into the box on the left. The google program will automatically determine the foreign language and put it into English (or whatever language you choose) on the right. It’s really very simple. I encourage you to give it a try with the names of the other lady bells shown on the sites Maiki din-don posted.

      Carolyn

    • #14407
      Maikl din-don
      Participant

      I use at once both text translation and transfer of all site

      http://www.online-translator.com/

    • #14408
      Larissa
      Participant

      Hi Garry,
      your final question was what she is holding in her hand. The answer is it’s not clear. Something that looks like a handkerchief.
      Larissa.

    • #14409
      Garry
      Participant

      Thanks! But you trumped the question when the manufacturer information was found.
      I had narrowed it down to Russian from the same general area, but had wondered if it were a more modern rendition of an older bell form.
      Sounds like not, but it’s interesting that it was so close in form and design.
      Guess some things are just timeless!
      Garry

    • #14410
      Maikl din-don
      Participant

      Garri, do you know such bells?

      It is new manufacturing a hand bell
      Height of 80 mm
      Weight of 195 gram

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