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    Aug 2018
    Lytle, Texas
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    Brass bell

    I found this in my back yard in the San Antonio area of Texas. My house was built in 1978 but there was some kind of activity here before that. I recently found two old horseshoes, a buffalo nickel, and a lady's brass compact from the 1930s in my yard.
    The bell was about 5-6 inches deep. Can anyone help me date the bell and maybe give some idea as to its original use?
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    Clean it to see if there is any writing, even on the inside rim.
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    I have one similar to that..it has a numeral 2 on the top next to the "loop"..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony in SC View Post
    Clean it to see if there is any writing, even on the inside rim.
    Agreed, it looks like a lot of bells I see with "INDIA" crudely engraved somewhere, sold as tourist pieces. I would look to see if it says that somewhere.
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    I've literally found hundreds of bells and bell fragments detecting homesteads over the years.
    Your find looks to be a European sleigh or animal bell.

    I'm thinking it's likely Swedish or possibly Swiss in design.

    A very nice find,
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    Aug 2012
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    Mexican wind chime. Found many in San Antonio, heck even purchased a few in Mexico.
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