Welcome to the ABA! Bell Talk Forums Small Bells What type of bell is this and does it have any value?

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  • #29363

    karens1225
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    Hi,
    I am new to this site. My uncle gave us this bell and I would love to know what it is. The diameter of the skirt is 8.25 inches. It’s made of cast iron with USA engraved on it.

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    michigan
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    Hello All,

    I have searched and have not found this style of bell. I am thinking it is a school bell however NOT indoors (right?) because it is very loud. The bell itself flares outward unlike most. Can anyone help guess the age, use or value? Also, would cleaning it increase the value? Thank you for all your help. Michigan

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  • #29384

    Garry
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    Hey Michigan!

    I was hoping one of the others might answer, as this is a bell type that I don’t collect or deal with typically. You have what is basically a farm bell, for use on a large spread to call attention of the workers around the yard/fields. These are mass produced, so they do have some value but you would have to go online to auction sites etc. to get prices. We can’t give that data here; a) we would have to actually see and hear it, looking for flaws etc. b) prices vary greatly depending on where it is sold and what history it has and c) in this age of litigation we don’t want to open ourselves up if we suggest a price that turns out to be wrong for your area.
    (Just too many people who want a free lunch!)

    But it does appear to be in good shape!

    Garry

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