Small cast bells that never had a clapper fitted inside were possibly worn to help to ‘announce’ the presence of the wearer.
If your foot can jiggle around inside the skates while you hold your foot up (like a clapper in a bell), then they're too large.
Sadly their belated participation in the event was short lived - the bell's clapper fell off within minutes.
Before the advent of batteries or electricity bell pushes were always dome shaped and had a clockwork mechanism that activated a clapper , which struck the inside of the dome.
The clapper was a clear blue, sapphire about an inch long, dangling a tiny bit from the bell itself.
The soldier's fiancé had climbed into the belfry and clung to the great clapper of the bell to prevent it from striking.
A figure grasps the hose, swings back and forth like the clapper of a bell and finally bounds high above the floor.
It's a bin full of clappers ripped from their bells.
The bells are not swung as in change-ringing but are struck by pulling their clappers or moving external hammers, with a simple mechanical action using trackers and wires.
These aren't actual bells, with actual metal clappers , like the ones I remember from my days in Wisconsin.