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    • #10537

      Glenn in Arkansas writes:

      I have a very old antique bronze bell mounted in a very old bent wood mtg. frame that measures 16-1/2″ tall in frame bell height is 12-1/4″,the bell base is 8″ long and is rectangle. I’m curious who made it and what it was used for. I wanted to know what it was used for and possible age and where its from. Thanks

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    • #12971

      I live in Arkansas. what is the history, size, metal, and condition of the bell.
      I collect large bells.

    • #12972

      This is a bronze bell that was made in either Indonesia or Burma. Some of these were imported by SSSarna in the 1930s & 40s. I have heard it described as a water buffalo bell, but obviously the wooden frame would not have been worn by an animal.
      Harry Long, MD

    • #12973

      There is a bell just like this on ebay…item number (number deleted by admin).

    • #12974
      Neil Goeppinger

      Hi Glenn, We talked by phone and I told you I’d take a look. I agree with Harry Long about the origin. It definately is a bell from the far east based on it’s shape. — Neil

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