Schulmerich Silver Melody Bells

 
 
 

Late 1980’s, USA.  Very rare.  The handles, handguards and clappers look the same as modern Schulmerich bells.  The castings are smooth, chrome-plated bronze, and are straight, not flared out like regular handbells.  The inside of the castings have pronounced file or grinding marks.  They have more of a tower bell sound and are more effective when used for a single melody line rather than chords because the overtones are so rich. A440.