We have this large bell with no markings I can find on it. Need some help please. I am guessing it is a school bell but having trouble identifying and learning more about it (type/mfr). I do not have a history on it other than it came from a property on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Height of the bell is 16″ to top of stem, 15″ bell height
Diameter of the bottom of the skirt is 23″
Writing or engraving on the bell – none that I can find
Material from which the bell was made – cast bronze with iron yoke
This bell has a flat rectangular stem/crown/stub measures 3 15/16″ wide x 1 3/16″ thick x 5″ tall
It is very heavy so I can not lift it to get a better image inside right now.
Thank you very much in advance for any information and/or assistance you can provide.