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    meyerbells
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    Garry,
    Sorry I took so long to get back on my post. Here are some more pictures of the bell. A magnet did not stick to the bell so it is painted bronze.
    The infomation I have on the bell is from a pamphlet called “A Selected Number of Bells and Gongs” by A.C. Meyer who is my great-grandfather, who also describes the bell as being a dangerous combination of bell and weapon. My grandmother describes the bell as being a Huin Chung bell, which I cannot find any information about. Looking at a publication called “A Guide to the Bells of the Orient” by Sidney Gelman on page 15 has a picture of a Tiger Bell which looks similar.



    in reply to: Was this bell used as a weapon possibly? #17158
    meyerbells
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    This is the information that I have about the bell:
    It is a four paneled heavy Chinese iron bell. The sides contain each 9 sharp points, 36 in all. Size of the bell 4 1/2 inches at either end, at middle 4 inches, so it cannot be set in upright position.
    I also have that it’s a Huin (?) Chung chinese bell. Not sure of the spelling or what exactly it means.
    The handle looks original.
    Any help would be appreciated!
    George (meyerbells)

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