Seeking information on this hand bell made in India
March 10, 2014 11:00 AM   Subscribe

Bought this bell at a flea market a few years ago. What's it used for and what's its age? Do you think it's valuable? It's a brass casting and has a marking "MADE IN INDIA" done with a hand punch. Also, the initials MB done in the same manner. Another picture.
posted by qsysopr to Society & Culture (3 answers total)
I believe they are tourist fare from the 60's. We have 5-6 of them, and they have a little holder. I snagged them from a box of junk at my grandparents house when I was little.
posted by MayNicholas at 11:17 AM on March 10, 2014

I remember seeing a bell like that in my grandparents house back in the 1950s. So, nothing new.
posted by SemiSalt at 1:08 PM on March 10, 2014

Bells are usually used during pujas (worship) at home.
posted by redlines at 6:11 PM on March 10, 2014 [1 favorite]

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