Thank you so very much! I have to check with my brother to find out about the clapper and the “cam” you referred to. I’ll place a new posting when I have that information. I’ll also check with him on the actual diameter. Thanks again!! 😛
The bell looks like a locomotive bell and is probably less than 100 years old. The stainless steel bracket is home made and not original hardware. The fact that it is welded to the crown of the bell is unfortunate and detracts from the value of the bell, but does make it possible to ring it if you can build “A” frame brackets for it to rock on. It would have been better if the bracket were bolted to the bell.
Harry Long, MD