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Old 06-30-2020, 01:28 AM
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Question Thoughts on this crotal bell???

Found a spill the other night. My first crotal bells. Fairly new to detecting. I'm running the simplex. So my question is how old possibly and from what? The tops dont have the normal holes as I've seen. Any ideas would be appreciated. SEE PHOTOS BELOW

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Old 06-30-2020, 05:14 AM
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Could be as new as the 1950ís or as old as the 1800ís. Hard to say without seeing a sample.

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^^ what he said
Yes, we need a picture.
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Need a picture!

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Old 06-30-2020, 07:09 PM
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Check this site out. It will tell you everything you need to know about crotal bells. I've found probably 7 of them.

https://classicbells.com/info/bellMakers.asp

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Sorry guys I'm having trouble uploading images
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Check this site out. It will tell you everything you need to know about crotal bells. I've found probably 7 of them.

https://classicbells.com/info/bellMakers.asp
Yep, that is a good web site for US crotal bells.
I have found a few intact crotals and many pieces. My best is a Seth North crotal (in above link).

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Yep, that is a good web site for US crotal bells.
I have found a few intact crotals and many pieces. My best is a Seth North crotal (in above link).



You may need to reduce the picture file size.
Oldest I have is a William Bevin 😁
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Nice.
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Old 07-02-2020, 11:34 PM
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Ok so I've tried everything to post pictures with no luck is there an app I can use to lower the image quality?? I've tried using the app decomp without luck.
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Finally.....sorry everyone but here is the awaited photo lol as you can kind of see where the loop would be looks to just be iron caps maybe I'm unsure
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Love the fancy. Here in upstate NY I haven't seen any with fancy as of yet. Crotal bells have to be my favorite relic to find. Just the auditory aspect and that you are the first person to hear that jolly sound since the day it was lost it's just too much fun to hear that baby ring.
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The 'Iron caps' are rivets to attach to the harness strap.
Agree with 'dirt_dick' around 1900.
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Originally Posted by waltr View post
The 'Iron caps' are rivets to attach to the harness strap.
Agree with 'dirt_dick' around 1900.
Ok I wasn't sure how far rivets went back and I've only seen bells with the loop attachment. Thank you
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Also no sign of leather in the hole. I've heard of leather actually preserving the metal its attached to, anyone else hear this? And now I'm thinking with this being a spill there may be more in close proximity. Would be amazing to find a couple still attached to a strap.
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Old 07-03-2020, 07:08 PM
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Check these bells:
https://classicbells.com/proddetail.asp?prod=lsAEggSp01

Look very close to yours.
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