Sold. Sold. Bell metal, also called bell bronze, is an alloy of copper and about 20% tin. Used in making bells but also excellent for cooking vessels, as the metal is not corroded by acids produced from boiling fruit, etc. (Copper vessels require tin plating which is subject to breakdown.) This bell bronze alloy jam pot has a restricted swing bail handle and pouring lip. Can be suspended over fire while tilting to pour out contents with stop to avoid over tilting, then returned to original level position. Pot a little over 12 inch diameter, 6-1/4in. high. Walls 4mm. thick (>1/8in.). Wrought iron swing handle and hardware with copper fasteners. Pot was constructed by "spinning up" a flat sheet of bronze. Weight about 13 pounds. In very good used condition. C. 1890. From Scotland.