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  • in reply to: Hemony Bell? #13070
    Carolyn Whitlock
    Participant

    Do any of these bells resemble your bell?

    Does your bell say “F Hemony Me Fecit anno 1569” or a similar date?

    Can you post a picture of your bell?

    It makes it a lot easier to identify a bell if we can see a picture of it.

    in reply to: Grelot, diligence bells #13069
    Carolyn Whitlock
    Participant

    Dear Maybell,

    I did a search on dogpile.com (a search engine that searches several other search engines) and found a translation of “grelot” that simply says “bell.” You can check it out at http://www.wordreference.com/fren/grelot.

    in reply to: Crotal/ Rumbler –what country? #13057
    Carolyn Whitlock
    Participant

    I think it may be from Tibet. I went to a flea market
    this past summer and came up with a singing bowl and
    some other small bells. Here are some websites that
    may help:
    http://www.omniglot.com/writing/tibetan.htm
    http://www.omniglot.com/writing/alphabets.htm

    Marietta Douglas

    (Posted by the moderator at the request of the writer.)

    in reply to: Old handpainted European souvenir animal bells #12747
    Carolyn Whitlock
    Participant

    I love the fact that all the cows are wearing cow bells!

    I can’t help but think that the “folk art” experts on “Antiques Roadshow” would love to get a look at this bell!

    Thanks for sharing!

    in reply to: Old handpainted European souvenir animal bells #12745
    Carolyn Whitlock
    Participant

    Wow, Maybell! Those pictures are great! Thanks for sharing them with us all!

    in reply to: Books about bells #13027
    Carolyn Whitlock
    Participant

    My top three favorites are:

    Collectible Bells, Treasures of Sight and Sound by Donna S. Baker, a Schiffer Book for Collectors.

    More Collectible Bells, Classic to Contemporary by Donna S. Baker, a Schiffer Book for Collectors.

    Glass Bells by A.A. Trinidad, Jr., a Schiffer Book for Collectors.

    All of these books have gorgeous color photos and are great for people who are trying to identify bells.

    in reply to: locomotive bell -need help #12983
    Carolyn Whitlock
    Participant

    Wildwaters,

    If you go to https://www.americanbell.org/belltalk/viewtopic.php?t=290, you will find the directions for posting a picture. If you also look at the thread called “This is a test” under general bell topics, you will find a description of my first attempt at posting a picture. I followed the directions step by step. The only unexpected part was when I got to the copy and paste part, I was surprised to see words appear, not a picture. To my surprise, when I clicked on submit, the picture magically appeared.

    If you need more help, click on “Contact the ABA” link under the word “Talk” in “Bell Talk.” Good luck!

    in reply to: Big bell and need advice #13024
    Carolyn Whitlock
    Participant

    Dear Peter,

    You are absolutely right. As you may know, I have been the ABA’s Internet Coordinator and “Bell Talk” Forum administrator for only about 5 weeks now and I still have a lot to learn. Thanks to our former administrator, I have been made aware that the Forum is different from the website.

    I do get many requests via the “contact us” part of the website asking for identification and appraisals. In that case, I am to respond that the ABA does not appraise bells. However, if an individual asks the same questions on the Forum, whoever wants to respond may do so.

    Thank you for pointing out this inconsistency on my part. It is not my intention to confuse people or give out misinformation!

    Please keep giving your wonderful input!

    in reply to: Big bell and need advice #13022
    Carolyn Whitlock
    Participant

    Dear Judy,

    Welcome to ABA’s “Bell Talk” Forum. Thanks for joining us!

    Cannonmn has given you good advice. If you need some assistance in posting a picture, please check out our “How to Post a Picture” section at https://www.americanbell.org/belltalk/viewtopic.php?t=290.

    The ABA is an organization of bell collectors and bell enthusiasts. We do not do appraisals nor do we refer people to appraisers. Sorry.

    in reply to: Bells in public places #13009
    Carolyn Whitlock
    Participant

    Wow! That is great! And what a great source of potential members for ABA! Thanks for posting this, Peter!

    in reply to: Now that’s initiative! #12910
    Carolyn Whitlock
    Participant

    In her book Collectible Bells – Treasures of Sight and Sound, on page 128, Donna Baker describes this bell as “Sennacherib’s Army or Assyrian bell, brass. The relief around the body of the bell shows Assyrian warriors carrying heads of Hittite captives after a battle. From a seventh century relief in London’s British Museum.”

    Carolyn Whitlock
    Participant

    Have you tried contacting your local newspaper about your efforts to locate this bell? This would make a great “human interest” story! Also, if the bell was stolen that many years ago, it may be that the novelty of ownership has now worn off and the person who has it may no longer want it but doesn’t know what to do with it.

    Good luck!

    in reply to: Bells in public places #13005
    Carolyn Whitlock
    Participant

    The link worked both by clicking on what you entered and by cutting it and pasting it into my browser. However, in each case, what came up was incomplete and unusable.

    in reply to: Bells in public places #13003
    Carolyn Whitlock
    Participant

    This is a beautiful display, Peter, but how do the bells ring? Or are they there simply for artistic pleasure?

    Carolyn Whitlock
    Participant

    Congratulations, Robert! You’ve been bitten by the “Bell Bug!”

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