1905 silver and fully intact crotal bell

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1905 silver and fully intact crotal bell

Post by leslie(nova scotia) » Sun May 06, 2018 4:55 pm

Navy Davy and I took Mike from the Canadian Detecting Forum out to one of my permissions on a day that had blistering high winds. The drive there was like going on a circus ride as we were blown all over the road. Sort of meandering like a drunken sailor.

The field was exposed completely to the wind whose mercy we were at. Not too mention areas of mud! All of us dug a few buttons, buckles and coppers. Mike was tickled as he dug his first ever flat tombac button.

Slogged the field for quite a few hours that took it's toll on ND and I while Mike seemed impervious to everything....darn young fellows.

Take for this old bouy was a 1905 dime, button, a dewy along with a very nice cortal bell that even retained its dinger.

That night it was off to bingo and of course the Hunny Bunny won. I just sat there suffering the effects of the day.
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Re: 1905 silver and fully intact crotal bell

Post by Dave The Slave » Sun May 06, 2018 5:03 pm

Well done on the Crotal bell and 1905 dime.
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Post by Phil2401 » Sun May 06, 2018 5:12 pm

Perfect crotal bell - well found! have you deciphered the maker's mark? appears to be some lettering / logo in the central circle above and below the 'slit'?

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Re: 1905 silver and fully intact crotal bell

Post by Lowland » Sun May 06, 2018 7:00 pm

Great stuff-looks like my day if you take away the crotal bell ,silver dime
and buckle.
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Re: 1905 silver and fully intact crotal bell

Post by fred » Sun May 06, 2018 7:06 pm

Well done. ::g

The number on the bell (to say nothing of the location) suggests to me that it is a sleigh bell rather than a crotal one.

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Post by Phil2401 » Sun May 06, 2018 7:24 pm

fred wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 7:06 pm
Well done. ::g

The number on the bell (to say nothing of the location) suggests to me that it is a sleigh bell rather than a crotal one.

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Hi Fred - There are remarkable similarities in construction between our Crotal bells and this 'New World' sleigh bell - just seeking education here - why does this fall outside the definition of 'Crotal'?

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Re: 1905 silver and fully intact crotal bell

Post by fred » Sun May 06, 2018 7:42 pm

Phil2401 wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 7:24 pm
fred wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 7:06 pm
Well done. ::g

The number on the bell (to say nothing of the location) suggests to me that it is a sleigh bell rather than a crotal one.

https://mandicrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2012 ... sonal.html
Hi Fred - There are remarkable similarities in construction between our Crotal bells and this 'New World' sleigh bell - just seeking education here - why does this fall outside the definition of 'Crotal'?

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Mostly purpose and age as the basic form is similar! ::g

The cast brass or bronze crotal bells for animals that we all know and love were more or less out of use by about 1850 while sleigh bells came into much wider use about then. Industrially produced sleigh bells are often thinner walled and much more evenly made that 'our' rough cast crotal bells and there can be differences to the loop or method of attachment at the back. Can't be seen that in the picture though. Sleigh bells came in standard sizes which were often marked on the bells. :D

If you hold one you will know the difference. :D
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the makers mark

Post by leslie(nova scotia) » Sun May 06, 2018 8:53 pm

Not sure if it is a 6 or a 9. No other letters or numbers on them. hard here to find those suckers intact. Navy Davy took a smaller one out of the same field last visit there. Enjoyed your folks education on these items...thanks!

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Re: 1905 silver and fully intact crotal bell

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sun May 06, 2018 8:55 pm

That sleigh bell is a great find :D
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