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I have an old 12" brass ships bell known to be at least 125 yrs old. The inside is plated with another metal, dark reddish brown, doesnt clean up, a touch of acid doesnt chainge it. Any ideas as to what it is?
 

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could be copper beryllium. They used to make hammers out of this until it was realized how poisonous it was.
 

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Definitely don't clean. Leave it in it's original condition. Cleaning only decreases the value 99% of the time.
 

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want to sell it?
 

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Are there any markings on it as to who made it? Years ago there were alot of diff metals being used.

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