Steel dinner bells were used to call people for all sorts of reasons. They called men to dinner, sounded the alarm in case of fire or other emergency, often began classes in the local school, and sometimes signaled a shift change or end of work day. We heard of a man who called his hogs in with one.
They have a GREAT sound that carries a long distance. They hang from a leather thong and a braided leather thong keeps the striker close at hand. (The revolver is just in the picture to show scale.)
The bell is about 12" tall and sells for $36.00. (We no longer offer the larger bell.)
Thanks for looking!