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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Camel Bell -- From Camp Verde, near Kerrville

A friend brought by a treasure her father left her: a bell family tradition says is from one of the camels out at Camp Verde, near Kerrville.  Camp Verde, as you know, was the site of an experiment in the mid-1800s, where camels were used for transport across the wide plains of far west Texas.
The bell measures about 4 3/4" in diameter, and is about 4 1/2" tall.  The bell itself appears to be brass, the hardware, iron.
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A "camel bell" from Camp Verde, near Kerrville, Texas

2 comments:

  1. Looks like that is what you have:
    http://www.americanbell.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=3156

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  2. Thanks for the link to americanbell.org.

    That was an interesting website.

    ReplyDelete

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