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    • #11879
      JersChel
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      This bell sits in front of my house. It was cast as one solid piece. The top of the yoke reads: W.E.G on one side, and 1862 on the other, with a big G in the middle. The upright at the bottom reads: Settlers on one side and Chow Bell on the other. An Eagle sits atop the yoke. I know nothing about it other than we had to secure it with a chain to keep the “trash” from trying to steal it for scrap. We did not damage it by securing it, only used openings available on it. I am not sure if I need to take it and have it appraised, but it seems to be authentic since it is cast in one piece, and it definitely has age and wear. I can not find information on a company that has the initials W.E.G., and with the G in the middle I am assuming it is someones initials. The only name that I come up with is William E Gladstone associated with that year. Any help would be appreciated.

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      jackbell
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      There is a WEG foundry in Brazil in operation since 1961 but it produces automotive components. This bell has the appearance of a yard or patio ornament made in the late 20th century despite the worn look and date.

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      JersChel
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      So 20th century can also be cast in one piece I guess. I was told to see if there was a seam where two molds went together. Thank you for your help.

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