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12-06-2015, 09:35 PM
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He guys, got me stumped?  Found in a farmers recently plowed field in front of a late 1800s still standing structure. Found in the same hole with 2 1910 wheats. I was thinking maybe half of a crotal bell, but all of the pics online don't resemble? The quarter is for scale. Thanks for your time!                

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12-06-2015, 10:20 PM
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I think you have the concept right Fire! But it doesn't fit the normal configuration for what I'm showing. Although it may be just this, I can't find a shape, other than wind chime bells, which fits. But I think this may help in your quest. This is an old door chime bell. Like they used to have and still do on some vintage storekeeper shops.

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12-07-2015, 07:50 AM
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Maybe a candle snuffer?

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12-07-2015, 10:20 AM
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Hey thanks so much Ohio.  Imma keep diggin for some info.  Bout to drive me crazy!!

Zach you may be on to something as well !!
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12-07-2015, 10:27 PM
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that is a UMO. An unidentified metal object

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12-07-2015, 11:08 PM
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I was thinking bell, too, but the candle snuffer might be a better fit, now that it's been mentioned. Guys, smarten up...

If you really want to play Columbo, just wait until someone correctly i.d.'s something, then swoop in and say; "Yes, that's it. I was thinking that precisely, all along" Hahaha!

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12-08-2015, 02:00 PM
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My 2 cents, which isn't worth much, as I don't have a definitive answer...

In shape, it looks like a bell from inside a telephone, like a Western Electric 302. But I think it is too small, the metal is too thick and the finishing too rough. Also the appearance makes me think this is probably earlier than that. 

If it were a bell or a candle snuffer, I would expect it to have some sort of decoration on it. Even utilitarian crotal bells were pretty elaborately decorated. So, since it's not decorated or marked, I'm thinking it's a more utilitarian part of something, and if it is a bell or chime, possibly part of a clock.
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12-08-2015, 10:34 PM
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(12-08-2015 02:00 PM)Nick A Wrote:  My 2 cents, which isn't worth much, as I don't have a definitive answer...

In shape, it looks like a bell from inside a telephone, like a Western Electric 302. But I think it is too small, the metal is too thick and the finishing too rough. Also the appearance makes me think this is probably earlier than that. 

If it were a bell or a candle snuffer, I would expect it to have some sort of decoration on it. Even utilitarian crotal bells were pretty elaborately decorated. So, since it's not decorated or marked, I'm thinking it's a more utilitarian part of something, and if it is a bell or chime, possibly part of a clock.

Interesting analysis, Nick. Some of these pieces are tough, especially if they're on the generic side, with no markings, designs, hallmarks, etc. Matter of fact, that's one of my pet peeves...finding objects which cannot be ID'd. It almost kills me, sometimes.

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12-09-2015, 09:18 AM
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After thinking about it - that part could be a bell from the top of an alarm clock.
The kind that had two bells on top - one on each side with the striler in between.
I am not on my home computer and so I was not able to copy and paste a picture of one.

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12-13-2015, 01:15 AM
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It looks like the bed post topper or the bell on an alarm clock

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