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    • #11141
      nightflier51
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      Anyone know info of the JL haven Foundry in Cincinatti Ohio? I have a 15 inch bell with the firms name on the bell. The back says”Combination Steel”.

    • #14663
      Neil Goeppinger
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      I have a 30″ bell by this firm, but mine says composition steel on it instead of combination steel. — Neil

    • #14664
      nightflier51
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      You are right mine says that too. It up in the eave inside the attic of my 2 story farm house. I have a rope that runs thru 2 ceilings into my kitchen. I ring it to call cats in to eat. It has one of the loveliest tones i ever heard, almost like bronze sounding.

    • #14662
      Neil Goeppinger
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      Now I’ve got to admit, you’re the first person I’ve heard of who mounted a swinging bell to call cats. I think my cat would head the other way if I rang a large bell, but then you likely feed them after ringing the bell. Would psychologists call that bell conditioning?
      — Neil

    • #14661
      Joan Elliott
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      This is about the only thing that I remember from my psychology lectures ….

      PAVLOV’S DOG

      The Russian scientist Ivan Petrovich Pavlov was born in 1849 in Ryazan, where his father worked as a village priest. In 1870 Ivan Pavlov abandoned the religious career for which he had been preparing, and instead went into science.

      Ivan studied the reason why dog’s salivate at certain times and conducted a series of experiments to figure out the phenomena. One of the experiments involved striking a bell when the dogs were fed.
      If the bell was sounded in close association with their meal, the dogs learnt to associate the sound of the bell with food. After a while, at the mere sound of the bell, they responded by drooling.

      Calling the cats must be a modern day equivalent. 🙂 🙂

      Joan

    • #14666
      nightflier51
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      The all respond to this bell way up in the garett. If they way off when i ring the bell they will be assembled on the kitchen porch to eat. That info of russian dogs and bells was interesting. The way i trained them was when i ring the bell i always feed them. It works like a charm. It prob would work on other outside animals too like cows horses if they trained by the bell. This jl haven bell sounds like a bronze bell but it is steel. Bought it on ebay yrs ago for 50 dollars.It is 14 inches across the skirt.

    • #14665
      ARF
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      I used Pavlov’s method to train my toy poodles to ring a 1″ belll that hangs from a rope near the back door wheneve they want to go outside. Haven’t figured out how to have them ring it differently for going out for “play” versus “their business.” 😉

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