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    • #10952
      Carolyn Whitlock
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      I recently bought a pewter bell that is marked “Copyright Seagull Canada Etain pewter Zinn.” I’m familiar with Seagull pewter; I know they are located in Nova Scotia, Canada. Despite several Google searches, I have been unable to determine just what “Etain Pewter Zinn” means. Can anyone interpret the meaning of this for me, please?

      Many thanks,
      Carolyn

    • #14046
      halanb
      Participant

      Etain is the French word for tin/pewter.
      Zinn is the German word for tin/pewter.

    • #14047
      Robin
      Participant

      Hi,
      Ooh I have a few of their bells too. What kind of design does yours have can you describe it to me?
      I’m not sure what the answer to your question is though I’ve wondered about it myself. While I couldn’t find the answer to the question I do know that sadly they’ve stopped producing bells and as of an article found at this url
      http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-25526065_ITM
      it is indicated that Royal Selangor took over the company in 2002. As for whether or not this remains true I’ve not a clue though their online store for seagull would make you still think it’s Canada’s pride.
      I hope this helps.
      Robin

    • #14048
      Carolyn Whitlock
      Participant

      Dear Alan and Robin,

      Thank you for your responses to my inquiry about my Seagull pewter bell. I appreciate the help.

      Robin, since I have posted a picture of my Seagull bell, what other design information would you like? Thanks for the link to the information about the company.

      Carolyn

    • #14049
      Robin
      Participant

      Hi Ms. Carolyn,
      You’re such a silly when i asked for a description of your bell I meant a verbal one in terms of its shape or what it might feel like. I cant’ see its pictures since I’m a blind person as you may recall (smile). I hope this clarifies my question.
      Robin

    • #14050
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Dear Robin,

      Sorry to take so long in getting back to you about the Seagull Pewter Bell. It is a bell that you would enjoy holding because it has so many shapes and textures. The bell is 5 inches high and 2.25″ in diameter. The handle splits off into four branches, so to speak. One branch has a rose bud on it. The other three are leaves and you would be able to feel the veins in them. The bottom of the bell has a bird that sits on a branch with leaves. The view of the bird is from the back. They are in relief so you can feel their depth as you move your hand around the bell. The bird is big is as tall as the base of the bell is high. The bottom of the bell is smooth except for where the bird and branches relief is. I wish you could hold it. You’d find it very interesting. I’ve never seen this bell before. I found it on ebay.

      My best,
      Carolyn

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