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    • #11249
      Garry
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      Here is one of my external clapper bells.
      I am puzzled as to whom / what it represents.

      It appears to be either an old man or a griffin (pointed ears, curled boots). It stands 2 1/2 ” high with the man bell being 1 1/2″ diameter (2 1/4″ including the sweep of the arms). The stump is hollow. The yoke arms are only hollow far enough in for the attachment rings to be placed.

      Non magnetic.

      He seems to be carrying lanterns on a yoke and there are interesting ‘grass?’ markings on the side of the stump he is sitting on.

      anyone recognize this fellow?

      Garry

    • #14901
      Denise Kushner
      Participant

      I don’t really know, but I would assume it was an elf bell. A lot of them were made in Europe during the 1900’s. The ones made now are very different in stile. Don’t know if that helps, but thought I’d answer.

    • #14902
      Garry
      Participant

      Denise, all ideas welcome!
      It’s how we all learn.

      I hadn’t considered the Elf as a possibility – looking now!

      Thanks for your input!

      Garry

      (of course now that Christmas is coming, wanna bet how many ‘elf bells’ I’ll have to wade through?) 🙄 🙄

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