I purchased this bell at an estate sale in Northern California. I found it in an old barn that was about to fall down. You can find the neatest things in old barns, but the problem is that there's no one to ask about the history of the item except for the estate sale employees and they usually don't know.
So, I have no idea how old it is but it looks like it's been around for quite a while. There is a name stamped inside of "A. E. Smith". I researched that name to see if there was a school by that name, but no luck. It may be that A.E. Smith was the owner and he just marked all his expensive items with his name. I also don't know what it was used for in the past. Options could be a school bell, a bell off a boat, an old farm bell, or other uses.
It stands 5 inches tall. Across the bottom of the bell it measures 6 inches. The clapper is firmly connected and makes a very loud noise when the bell is rung. There is a 47 inch braided cord attached to the clapper. On the arm that attaches it to a wall, there is a pre drilled hole. (Screw not included).
Obviously, a bell of this size and weight will have to be mailed via USPS Flat Rate Priority Mail. The package will be insured. Buyer to pay $9.95 delivery charges. Shipping is from Nevada.
SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT POSSIBLE PARTIAL REFUND OF SHIPPING CHARGES:
Every January the postal service increases shipping charges. Previously, shipping charges were based solely on weight and zip code. This year the postal service went a bit overboard. Now, with this year's increase, the postal service has divided the United States in to 8 zones and all packages are charged by weight, size, and destination zone. This latest increase has added an additional .96 cents to up to $2.83 on packages, depending on their destination. I try to absorb some of the new charges and haven't increased my shipping charges in several years, but that's getting harder with each increase.
To complicate things even further, Google will not promote or show items for sale unless they have a designated cost, or unless the seller uses calculated shipping. My web host is not equipped to figure calculated shipping, so I have to quote a shipping charge using the east coast as the final destination and then refund over payments. When I return the overage, I usually do so by including cash inside the package when it's shipped. My feedback page will show verification that I do return overpayments.
COMBINED SHIPPING INFORMATION
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased as long as all items can fit safely into a single box. However, my web host does not have the ability to calculate multiple item shipping costs. At checkout, you will be charged full shipping price on each item purchased and I will refund the appropriate amount of overpayment. If you are uncomfortable with any of that, you can send me an email with your zip code and stating which items you'll be purchasing and I'll calculate the correct combined shipping charges and send you a custom invoice.
Due to claims that merchandise is not being received at various international countries (although Customs tracking verifies the delivery), I will no longer be able to process international orders unless payment is made with U.S. currency, including conversion fees. Orders will be processed after funds have cleared a U.S. bank. PAYPAL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR INTERNATIONAL PURCHASES. Seller reserves the right to void any international transactions where contact has not been made prior to purchasing.
All items in my listings come from either estate or garage sales. I do not know if they came from homes where smoking or pets were present. All items are sold in the same condition as when I received them.