Possible Crotal Bell ID

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Possible Crotal Bell ID

Post by ashjacko » Fri May 17, 2019 9:19 pm

Hi everyone!

Went out with Timmy64 and Graham last Wednesday and I managed to find what I think is my first part of a crotal bell.

It looks like pewter but couldn't find one the same online, if anyone knows the possible age of it that would be amazing.

It was found with my Garrett Ace 250 & Nel Tornado coil on pasture and was around 8 inches deep.

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Re: Possible Crotal Bell ID

Post by fred » Fri May 17, 2019 9:35 pm

Certainly looks like one. ::g
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Re: Possible Crotal Bell ID

Post by Easylife » Fri May 17, 2019 9:36 pm

It looks to have had four opposing holes. x;
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Re: Possible Crotal Bell ID

Post by liamnolan » Fri May 17, 2019 9:37 pm

Brasso? Liam :)
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Re: Possible Crotal Bell ID

Post by ashjacko » Sat May 18, 2019 3:15 pm

liamnolan wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 9:37 pm
Brasso? Liam :)
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Re: Possible Crotal Bell ID

Post by Oxgirl36 » Sat May 18, 2019 3:38 pm

It’s a plain one so likely to be an 18th or 19th century one but, without having a loop it’s difficult to be sure. Go find a whole one now :D
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Re: Possible Crotal Bell ID

Post by Easylife » Sun May 19, 2019 1:52 am

So does this one have an extra high tin content or what? It sure looks like a bell but of a different design. x;
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Re: Possible Crotal Bell ID

Post by fred » Sun May 19, 2019 5:23 am

It looks like a 19thC sleigh bell type one. Obviously having been found here it doesn't mean that it was actually used on a sleigh. ::g
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