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    Old bell

    Hi all, I spied this old bell in a yard and asked the owner about it. He said his aunt gave it to him before she passed away.
    Would you sell it I asked and he said 75 bucks so I brought it to the house.
    I would say it weighs about 50 pounds and is 18 inches tall. Has a nice sound also.
    The only stamps on it are USA 3.
    Always wanted one.
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    Nice way to RING in the new year . Those are not cheap I know that plus it looks old.
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    That is Way COOL!
    Looks like it may be an old firehouse or schoolhouse bell!
    Congrats on that awesome recovery!
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    When I was a kid my neighbors had one of those they would ring at dinner and when the streetlights went on for all thier kids they had to come home. I was embarrassed for them and glad my parents didn't get one lol
    This is an addiction!!! There is no cure!!! And it only gets worse!!!!! KEEP PLUGGIN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!

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    When I was a kid there was a house about ten blocks away and we would sneak into their yard late at night a ring it and run. What a terrible delinquent I was
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    Sounds like you were a good delinquent
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    I have no clue, but it reminds me of a train bell.
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    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
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    Nice! I was thinking locomotive bell, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    I have no clue, but it reminds me of a train bell.
    Could very well be. That would add to the story.
    Last edited by birdman; Jan 03, 2018 at 05:45 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    I have no clue, but it reminds me of a train bell.
    Too large for a train bell I would say.

    Great score on the bell, now you'll just have to make a cradle for it.
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    I believe its an old school bell. My friend has one on a post in his front yard (which is 240 acres). No problems if anyone wants to ring it. It would have a faint sound outside his property lines, but would do its job right next to the old schoolhouse to alert the children its time to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A2coins View Post
    When I was a kid my neighbors had one of those they would ring at dinner and when the streetlights went on for all thier kids they had to come home. I was embarrassed for them and glad my parents didn't get one lol
    too funny, I WAS that kid haha. Parents would stand on the porch and ring the dinner bell for us. If you missed it they ate without you.

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    Very nice score, congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tpmetal View Post
    too funny, I WAS that kid haha. Parents would stand on the porch and ring the dinner bell for us. If you missed it they ate without you.
    Is your last name helber that bell is still in the yard to this day on a metal post lol
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