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Just for those who have been puzzling over this as well.
I had been puzzling over a smalll/medium bell in my collection for some time now.
I had noticed a number of them around.
They are in the style of a ship’s bell, but are clearly far too small for that purpose.
Being stubborn (as some members here can attest to! 😉 ) I kept working on it myself.
Finally, I found the answer, It’s a door bell.
Here are two photos – the bell itself (typically what you find) and how it is mounted.