Dating antique hand bells
Although they are typically referred to as "cow bells" due to their extensive use with cattle, the bells are used on a wide variety of animals.
The bell and clapper are commonly crafted from iron, bronze, brass, copper, or wood.
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The ornaments on the cow bell and the collar are usually decorative although some cultures believe that certain ornaments provide or enhance magical protections such as the power to prevent or cure fever and other illnesses.
The cow bell is used to keep track of grazing animal herds such as goats, reindeer, sheep and cows.
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