Found this Fire Alarm Bell in upstate NY. It was part of an alarm system in an old hotel. When struck, the sound is somewhat like the sound of a boxing round bell. The bell measures 12 inches in diameter (add another inch to the side for the clapper) and is 18 inches high. It dates to the early 1900's and is marked on back "Patented" with the number 5706 below. The original plating on the bell is worn. Sales tax must be collected for buyers living in or picking up in New York State. Local tax rate applies.