is my bell authenic?
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February 8, 2011 at 4:35 am #11706
got from deceased father-in-law. he gave no info, inscrioptin reads: ” san jose rocad por nosotros agosto 9 de 1356″
any info appreciated.
February 8, 2011 at 4:37 am #16268
another pic of same bell
February 8, 2011 at 4:38 am #16272
another view of same bell
February 8, 2011 at 4:41 am #16274
and one final pic.
February 8, 2011 at 8:02 pm #16270AnonymousInactive
Please tell us the height and diameter of your bell.
When you ask if the bell is authentic, do you mean is it an original versus a reproduction?
Can you tell us if there is a wear mark on the inside of the bell where the clapper has rubbed a ring into the metal?
Have you any idea where your late father-in-law got the bell?
February 8, 2011 at 8:21 pm #16269AnonymousInactive
You will see that I have done a little cleaning up of your posting so that the pictures are easier to see. In doing so, I see that you used Photobucket to put the pictures on the forum. That’s great because now I can tell you how to make your pictures bigger.
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February 8, 2011 at 9:24 pm #16271
Thanks for the reply,
There is slight wear where the clapper hits the bell, however the wear is not severe. but it does show smoothness compared to the other surface. I was not told where he got it. He was a severe alcoholic and did a lot of prowling so there is really no way of knowing where he got it. The inscription is spanish meaning saint Joseph pray for us august 9th .
However the word “pray” is not the present day spelling in spanish. It may be the spelling used in South American countries .
Thanks for the info on photobucket I will work on that. By the way I am not looking to sell the item just wanting to find out if it is the real thing . Like al my other worldly treasures it will probably be sold in a garage sale after I’m dead .. lol
Pete aka hypnotist
February 8, 2011 at 9:48 pm #16273
diameter is 1-1/2 inch height is 2 inches
February 9, 2011 at 8:27 pm #16275
ok after searching through all the posts on this forum I came across a posting by awwjdg12 describing the same bell as I have . Also a response from bellhistory with some source of origin. But I will continue doing research to verify what he has stated .. if any more info comes up please advise.
February 12, 2011 at 1:58 am #16267hjlong3Participant
This bell has the appearance of a souvenir reproduction of a mission bell and would fit the thread elsewhere in this forum concerning the Santa Fe Mission Bell. It was probably manufactured and purchased in the 1950s-1960s.
Harry Long, MD
February 13, 2011 at 4:42 pm #16266maxkurilloParticipant
Hi all, Go to the wonderful article in the Bell Tower, March /April 2008, titled THE 1356 MISSION BELLS. all of you that have one of these little bells, hang on to them, in another 10 – 15 years they will be 100 years old.
February 20, 2011 at 8:40 pm #16276AnonymousInactive
You can get a copy of The Bell Tower article to which Max refers by clicking on “Main Site” near the top of this screen. At the bottom of the menu on the left side of that page you will find a link to Bell Tower Directory. Click on that choice and a box will come up that will say you have chosen to open 100126_belltower_index.pdf. Click on OK and the document will download. Scroll down until you find the category “Mission Bells” (page 25).
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