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This is a “ Devil’s wing “ ( let alone the Hell’s bell!)

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I found this I had to share (despite the state this thing is in the seller is still asking good money for it!)

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Well, the bell's pretty dinged up, but I don't see what's so wrong with the guard. Looks to me like someone needed a replacement (for one of those insta-fail plastic doohickeys, perhaps, which were a bad idea before they were even conceived) and made one.

We've all gotten awful prissy what with information about the supposedly "right way" to have everything, but what would you have had the owner circa 1990 or before do when his plastic molded guard finally gave up the ghost and cracked in to a zillion UV-degraded pieces? I think cutting a replacement out of aluminum sheet is exactly the right solution.
The AL matches the silver plated horn, brass would either not match or require plating, and it's heavier.
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