There's some surface rust extant to the ring itself, which I'm sure will clean up a bit if so desired, but I'm offering it exactly as is / as found. The bell mechanism itself works very well, and is quite LOUD when rung! The bell itself measures 4 1/2 inches in diameter, and the entire bell measures 10 inches tall from the base of the handle to the top of the bell. The brass sections have all acquired a very mellow patina from age, and the hardwood handle has its original finish with one spot that's a bit rough, doubtless acquired from the position in which it lay for many a decade in storage.
Overall, a very nice, very displayable, very collectible fire alarm / criers bell from the 19th century for any collector. I do not, as a rule, post any items to China or far eastern European (former Soviet bloc), countries. Thank you and good luck. The item "ANTIQUE FIRE ALARM or MUFFIN TYPE BELL, VICTORIAN PERIOD, ESTATE FOUND, NICE" is in sale since Thursday, August 2, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Firefighting & Rescue\Alarms & Bells".
The seller is "sofojef" and is located in Medfield, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Bahamas, Uruguay.