Purchased this plantation bell from the proceeds of selling scrap from a 1920's home across the street.
Research shows it is a Poke #3. The date shows 1886. That is the date the bell cast was made not necessarily when it was sold.
The process of sanding the rust down.
This part is called the clapper
Here is the upright
Spraying the bell black
Gold leaf on the bell
Painted the pole to reflect the colors of the house.