This is probably pretty easy for some of you out there, but for me – I have no clue. Would you please help me ID this bell. I believe it is bronze – by the slight reddish tint it is returning too after being polished. The arm has not been cleaned or polished and shows what the patina of the bell when I got it.
She was scratched and dinged when I got her – but still is pretty.
Diameter is 7 7/8″
Inside is rough – with line around bell where clapper would strike – looks like the bell was used often.
Clapper is an unusual design – in that it is missing an eyelet but looks like a lanyard could still be affixed
The mounting arm – note the 8 mark. Also it is appears that the arm would slide into a holder (any idea where i could find a holder?)
Any help would be sincerely appreciated – i have not been able to find a clapper like this anywhere online. Any clues on the age and use of this bell? Thanks!