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Old 10-06-2019, 05:55 PM
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Question 3 Mysteries

These three items are mysteries to me!

I don't know what these are. I found item number 1 (in the picture showing them side by side) just a couple days ago at an old farm house site. Early 1900s. Sorry I forgot to add the sizes with a penny!
The next item (2) I found at the same place on the same day. Item 3 I found a few months ago in the woods.

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It #2 looks like it's from a bell or buzzer of some sort.
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by KOB View post
It #2 looks like it's from a bell or buzzer of some sort.
X2 maybe from a bicycle.
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Old 10-07-2019, 04:41 PM
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Yes, that looks like the bike bell

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Old 11-10-2019, 02:08 PM
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Bike bell or I've never taken one apart but possibly from a rotary dial phone.

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Last piece with the splines looks like a post where a windshield wiper arm attaches on a car.

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Old 11-11-2019, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Edsel Detector View post
Last piece with the splines looks like a post where a windshield wiper arm attaches on a car.
I think you're right about that. The more I look at the bell the more I believe bike bell is correct, and that small clamp looking piece with two holes may have been the clamp that went around bicycle handle bars to hold the bell on.

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Bike bell or I've never taken one apart but possibly from a rotary dial phone.

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"Telephone ringer bell" was my first impression, too, but they were not typically chromed. This bell is chromed, and appears to be a little bigger, and maybe thinner metal than the old telephone bells usually were. I would bet "bike bell" is the correct ID.
Not so sure about the other 2 pieces.
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Originally Posted by Foragist View post
"Telephone ringer bell" was my first impression, too, but they were not typically chromed. This bell is chromed, and appears to be a little bigger, and maybe thinner metal than the old telephone bells usually were. I would bet "bike bell" is the correct ID.
Not so sure about the other 2 pieces.
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On any handlebar bike bells Iíve seen, the clapper mechanism was mounted on the inside of the bell, versus outside, as in the second photo. In the found one, is there a circular wear pattern on the interior of the unit, where an interior clapper made contact when the actuating lever was pulled?

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