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 COST INFO:
I do combine shipping on multiple items purchased as long as all items can safely fit into a single box. However, my web host is not set up 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 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.
Also, every January the postal service increases shipping charges. This year, many price increases were a bit steep with some package categories adding as much as a dollar on to an already high shipping charge. I try to absorb some of the new charges but that's getting harder with each increase.
International shipping charges also took a tremendous leap. International shipping will now depend on the country. Buyer must contact seller for international shipping charges before making a purchase. 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.