Dating antique hand bell clappers

07-Feb-2020 12:07

The bells will be removed from the tower and brought back to Loughborough.

Some salvaged bells had a second working life in churches, camps, farms and factories, while others were simply used for presentation or ornamental purposes.

In general, open bells from 3/4 to 1 inch are usually found on English swingers and harness drops.

Bells 1 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter are often used on neck and body straps; hame and Conestoga bell sets; and saddle, pole and shaft bell sets.

Open bells for horses usually do not have any special inscriptions or other markings, with the exception of some streetcar or trolley bells.

Sometimes loose open-mouth bells are mistakenly called "Conestoga" bells.

Some salvaged bells had a second working life in churches, camps, farms and factories, while others were simply used for presentation or ornamental purposes.In general, open bells from 3/4 to 1 inch are usually found on English swingers and harness drops.Bells 1 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter are often used on neck and body straps; hame and Conestoga bell sets; and saddle, pole and shaft bell sets.Open bells for horses usually do not have any special inscriptions or other markings, with the exception of some streetcar or trolley bells.Sometimes loose open-mouth bells are mistakenly called "Conestoga" bells.Loose open-mouth bells are just that -- loose bells.