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    • #11660
      Garry
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      Here’s an interesting little bell I just acquired.

      All brass, including the striker/clapper. 3.5 inches high by 3.5 inches diameter. Heavy brass bell for it’s size.

      Inscribed:
      R.C.M.
      Nottingham .F
      28.5
      1950

      I believe it to be a graduation bell, from the “Royal College of Midwives” who train at the “University of Nottingham” in London, England.
      Probably the date is for a significant presentation such as Graduation, Fellowship etc.: 28-May-1950.
      I am not sure what the stylized “F” stands for, possibly it designates “Fellowship” or something similar.

      It has an interesting wave pattern around the skirt, alternating points and circles, that is repeated on the top with a wave pattern with a circle pattern ring setup.

      The bell did come from England when I purchased it. Unfortunately I have been unable to get a reply from the Nottingham University as of yet to confirm or refute my guesses.

      Does anyone have anything else to add?

      Garry

    • #16159
      Carolyn Whitlock
      Participant

      Garry,

      You might want to contact the Bell Collectors of the British Isles, one of the ABA Chapters, and ask if any of their members knows anything about this bell. Their website is: http://www.britishbellcollectors.blogspot.com/.

      Carolyn

    • #16160
      Garry
      Participant

      Hey Great Idea!
      Thanks Carolyn!
      I didn’t know of this blog site and have dropped a line to Joan now.
      I’ll post anything I find out!

      Garry

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