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Small Brass Handbell B205
Small Brass Handbell B205
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass handbell with a turned walnut handle and an internal cast iron clapper on a chain. This example was probably a school classroom bell in its day and does have a good tone and resonance. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 6.75" tall and 3.25" bell mouth.  
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Price: 56.00


Small Brass Handbell B204
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass handbell with a turned walnut handle and an internal cast iron clapper on a chain. This example was probably a school classroom bell in its day and does have a good tone and resonance. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 8.5" tall and 4.25" bell mouth.  
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Price: 85.00


Small Brass Handbell B204



Shop Door Bell B203
Shop Door Bell B203
Original, quality shop door bell fashioned using a 19th century cast brass bell with later steel spring and brass peg and bracket made to suit. To be fitted, as the photographs, to the back of the shop door; this will ring clearly when the door is opened or closed and the bell will lift off the bracket when not required. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. When mounted 6" tall and 9.5" front to back. Bell mouth 2.75". Other similar bells may be available on request.  
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Price: 68.00


Shop Door Bell B202
Original, quality shop door bell fashioned using a 19th century cast brass bell with later steel spring and brass peg and bracket made to suit. To be fitted, as the photographs, to the back of the shop door; this will ring clearly when the door is opened or closed and the bell will lift off the bracket when not required. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. This bell is impressed '8' to the top. When mounted 7" tall and 10" front to back. Bell mouth 3" diam. Other similar bells may be available on request. 
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Price: 68.00


Shop Door Bell B202



Shop Door Bell B201
Shop Door Bell B201
Original, quality shop door bell fashioned using a 19th century cast brass bell with later steel spring and brass peg and bracket made to suit. To be fitted, as the photographs, to the back of the shop door; this will ring clearly when the door is opened or closed and the bell will lift off the bracket when not required. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. This bell is impressed 'B4' to the top. When mounted 6.5" tall and 9" front to back. Bell mouth 2.5" diam. Other similar bells may be available on request. 
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Price: 68.00


Shop Door Bell B200
Original, quality shop door bell fashioned using a 19th century cast brass bell with later steel spring and brass peg and bracket made to suit. To be fitted, as the photographs, to the back of the shop door; this will ring clearly when the door is opened or closed and the bell will lift off the bracket when not required. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. This bell is impressed '5' to the top. When mounted 8" tall and 9.5" front ot back. Bell mouth 3.25" diam. More similar bells may well be available.  
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Price: 68.00


Shop Door Bell B200



Brass Handbell B199
Brass Handbell B199
Original quality late 19th century cast brass handbell with an internal cast brass clapper on a chain, a turned oak handle and the original brass ferrule. The top shoulders are engraved "P and W", and '6' for the size and the bell founder and this example has a good tone and resonance. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 8.25" tall and 3.5" mouth of bell.  
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Price: 65.00


Brass Handbell B198
Original quality 1920's cast brass handbell with a wrought iron internal clapper, a turned fruitwood handle and a replacement brass ferrule made to suit. This example has a good tone and resonance and has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 9" tall and 4.25" bell mouth.  
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Price: 85.00


Brass Handbell B198



ARP Brass Handbell B197
ARP Brass Handbell B197
Original, quality Second World War cast brass handbell with the original turned beech handle and cast iron internal clapper on a chain. The bell is stamped to the outer rim "G and J 1939" and "ARP" for Air Raid Personel. These bells were manufactured during the second world war and used for Air Raid warnings and are good and loud. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 9.5" tall and 5" bell mouth.  
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Price: 95.00


Brass Handbell B194
Original, quality 1920's small brass handbell with a brass clapper on a chain, a turned wooden ebonised handle, a brass ferrule and an acorn shaped brass finial to the top. Much of the original lacquered can be seen inside the bell and apart from some rubbing to the ebonised handle. All is complete and in good and working order with a super tone and resonance. The brass has been lacquered but, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 7.25" tall and 3.5" widest. 
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Price: 65.00


Brass Handbell B194



1869 Chapel Bell B191
1869 Chapel Bell B191
Original, quality late 19th century, cast church or chapel bell, with the original blacksmith made wrought iron internal clapper. The outer flared rim is embossed "J. Warner and Sons London 1869", for the bell founder and all is in the unpolished and weathered green patina. The top mount has three cast loops for suspending the bell, A very loud bell, with a good tone and good resonance. 13" tall and 12" diam month.  
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Price: 485.00


Large Brass Hand Bell B187
Original, quality late 19th century large cast brass hand bell with a wrought iron clapper and the original turned ebony hand grip. A good clean bell with a good tone and resonance. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 10.5" tall, 6" mouth diam. 
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Price: 230.00


Large Brass Hand Bell  B187



Shop Door Bell   B186
Shop Door Bell B186
Original, quality, shop door bell fashioned using a 19th century cast brass bell with later steel spring and brass peg and bracket made to suit. To be fitted as the photographs to the back of the shop door, this will ring clearly when the door is opened or closed and the bell will lift off the bracket when not required. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost, the spring has been painted black and all is complete and in good and working order. More similar bells may well be available. Bell mouth 2.75" diameter, when mounted 8" tall + 10" front to back.  
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Price: 68.00


Brass Handbell B175
Original, quality, cast brass handbell, circa 1900, with a cast iron clapper on a wrought iron chain, a turned rosewood type wooden handle with a brass ferrule and finial. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. This bell has a good resonance and tone and is complete and in good and working order. Mouth of bell 4" diameter, total length 8".  
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Price: 85.00


Brass Handbell   B175



No 10 Brass Handbell   B173
No 10 Brass Handbell B173
Original, quality, mid 19th century, cast brass handbell, with a textured brass polished finish, a turned ebony handle and a cast iron internal clapper ball on a metal chain. This bell is impressed to the shoulder "10" for the size and has a good tone and resonance. All is complete and in good and working order, with just a small chip to the outer rim. Mouth of bell 5", total height 10.5".  
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Price: 165.00


Pair of R Wells Rumbler Bells B164
Pair of original, quality, 18th or early 19th century, rumbler bells mounted on the original blacksmith made wrought iron wishbone and spike. This spike would be inserted down the top of the collar or on the side of a haulier's horse drawn road wagon. The bells are secured in the loops of the wrought iron, with rolled up wrought iron horseshoe nails and are decorated and impressed "R.W" for the bell founder from Aldbourne, in Wiltshire. Complete and in good and working order. Each bell 3" diameter, total 8" x 7" wide + 4" front to back. Price is for the pair. 
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Price: 300.00


Pair of R Wells Rumbler Bells   B164



Brass Handbell   B159
Brass Handbell B159
Original, quality 1920's, cast brass handbell, with the original turned oak handle, brass ferrule and cast iron internal clapper. The top of the bell is stamped "8" for the size and all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A good loud tone and resonance. Complete and in good and working order. 4.5" mouth of bell x 9.5" tall.  
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Price: 85.00


Brass Hand Bell B145
Original, quality, cast brass handbell, with an unusual shaped cast brass clapper impressed to the end with a registration lozenge mark for the year 1867. The inside of the bell has retained most of its original lacquer, but the mahogany handle is a replacement made to suit. The original ferule also has the registration lozenge mark for 1867. An old chip and crack to the bell have been repaired and all is now complete and in good and working order. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. 8" tall x 4" diameter mouth of bell.  
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Price: 115.00


Brass Hand Bell   B145



Robert Wells No 28 Rumbler Bell   B142
Robert Wells No 28 Rumbler Bell B142
Original, quality, 18th or early 19th century, larger than average rumbler or crotal bell in the old patinated finish, marked to the front with a petal design and "RW" for 'Robert Wells', the bell founder from Aldbourne, in Wiltshire. The top of the bell has four circular holes, a looped staple and "28" for the size and all is in super condition, complete and in good and working order. Bell diameter 4.5" x 5.5" tall including the top staple.  
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Price: 385.00


R.Wells Handbell B137
Original, quality, early 19th century, cast brass handbell, with a blacksmith made wrought iron thistle head shaped internal clapper, a brass ferrule and a pointed yew handle. The inside is embossed "R.Wells" for the bell founder from Aldbourne in Wiltshire. This superb example is good and loud, with a great resonance and is complete and in good and working order. Mouth of bell 5.75" x total length 12.5". 
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Price: 300.00


R.Wells Handbell   B137



Brass Counter Bell CB80
Brass Counter Bell CB80
Original, quality late 19th century brass counter bell. These bells were used on shop or hotel counters and hall tables, other similar bells may be available on request. The cast brass dome is mounted on a central stem with leaves decoration and forming the trunk of a palm tree, and the external clapper is mounted to the base. All has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 4.5" tall, 3" dome diam and 3.5" base diam.  
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Price: 85.00


Brass Counter Bell CB79
Original, quality late 19th century brass counter bell. These bells were used on shop or hotel counters and hall tables, and other similar bells may be available on request. The cast brass dome is mounted on a central stem with leaves and berries forming the base. The external clapper is side mounted and sprung with a lever. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 4.75" tall, base 4" diam and bell dome 2.75" diam.  
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Price: 85.00


Brass Counter Bell CB79



Brass Counter Bell  CB76
Brass Counter Bell CB76
Original, quality late 19th century counter bell. These bells were used on shop or hotel counters and hall tables. Other similar bells may be available on request. The cast brass dome is mounted on a tree trunk shaped centre stem with branches and leaves to the base in good detail. The externally mounted sprung clapper has a brass finial and a leaf shaped finger tab. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is complete and in good and working order. 4.25" tall, dome 3" diam. Base 4.5" widest.  
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Price: 85.00


Brass Counter Bell CB71
Original, quality, late 19th century, brass counter bell, with a decorative cast brass base and a replacement twist brass top button. These bells were used on shop or hotel counters and hall tables. This example has acanthus leaf forms comprising the base and a plain brass dome shaped bell, all has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 3" tall x 4" diameter of base, bell dome 2.5" diameter.  
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Price: 85.00


Brass Counter Bell   CB71



Brass Counter Bell   CB59
Brass Counter Bell CB59
Original, quality late 19th Century, large cast brass counter bell. These bells were used on shop or hotel counters and hall tables. The cast pink brass dome is mounted on a shaped central brass column, with a relief decorated cast brass petal shaped base. The externally mounted sprung brass clapper has a cast brass finial, as has the top of the dome bell. All has been polished and lacquered and is complete and in good and working order. Bell dome 4.25", base 4.75" and 6.5" high. 
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Price: 125.00


Electric Indicator Bell IB289
Original, quality 1920's, electric indicator bell with an external brass bell mounted on a teak backboard, with a lift off teak cover to the coil. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually in stock, suitable interior and exterior bell pushes are usually available upon request and many other bell fittings of differing types may also be available. Fully overhauled, the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. 7.5" tall x 4" wide and 2.25" front to back.  
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Price: 135.00


Electric Indicator Bell IB289



Electric Indicator Bell IB288
Electric Indicator Bell IB288
Original, quality 1920's, electric indicator bell with an external brass bell mounted on a teak backboard, with a lift off teak cover to the coil. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually in stock, suitable interior and exterior bell pushes are usually available upon request and many other bell fittings of differing types may also be available. Fully overhauled, the brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order. 6.5" tall x 3.75" wide and 2.25" front to back.  
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Price: 135.00


Electric Indicator Bell IB283
Original, quality 1920's, electric indicator bell with an external steel bell mounted on a teak backboard, with a lift off teak cover to the coil. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually in stock, suitable interior and exterior bell pushes are usually available upon request and many other bell fittings of differing types may also be available. Fully overhauled and all is complete and in good and working order. 8" tall x 4.25" wide and 2.25" front to back.  
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Price: 135.00


Electric Indicator Bell IB283



Electric Indicator Board IB281
Electric Indicator Board IB281
Original, quality, electric indicator board, circa 1900. A very clean example in a teak cabinet with six windows on a blue / green background behind the glass and red star indicators. The windows are detailed for "Drawing Rm", "Dining Rm", "Sitting Rm", "Bedrooms 1 and 2" and "Bath Rm". The lower edge is also detailed for the supplier / fitter "F H Bastin and Son Cheltenham". For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and suitable interior and exterior bell pushes are usually available upon request. Fully overhauled, complete and in good and working order. Backboard 13.25" x 10.75" and 3.5" front to back.  
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Price: 300.00


Electric Indicator Bell IB276
Original, quality 1920's, electric indicator bell with an external brass bell mounted on a teak backboard, with a lift off teak cover to the coil, for use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock, many other bell fittings of differing types may also be available and other similar bells available on request. Fully overhauled, brass polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Backboard 7" x 4" and 2" total front to back.  
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Price: 135.00


Electric Indicator Bell IB276



Huge Electric Indicator Board IB269
Huge Electric Indicator Board IB269
Original, quality, late 19th century, large electric indicator board in a teak cabinet. This example has 40 windows on a black glazed panel with gilt surrounds to each rectangular window and red and white vertical striped card indicators. Each window is numbered above in gilt with various numbers from "100" to "323". For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock, suitable interior and exterior bell pushes are usually available upon request and many other bell fittings of differing types may also be available. A very large great looking indicator board, fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. Backboard 38" x 23", total 3.5" front to back.  
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Price: 850.00


Electric Indicator Board IB250
Original, quality 1920's, electric indicator board in a teak cabinet, with 18 windows on a black glazed panel, gilt surrounds to each circular window and white card indicators. The left hand windows are marked "Ground Floor Rooms" numbered 1 to 9, with "WC" and "Bath" and the right half is marked "First Floor Rooms" numbered 10 to 18" and again "WC" and "Bath". The glass is also detailed to the corner for the supplier / fitter "P.E.D Allum Ltd" and "Ringwood 1161" this Ringwood is in Hampshire. The top of the glass is also detailed "Gents of Leicester" for the manufacturer. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and suitable interior and exterior bell pushes are also usually available. Fully overhauled and complete and in good and working order. 20.75" x 12.75" and 3.5" front to back. 
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Price: 300.00


Electric Indicator Board IB250



Electric Indicator Bell IB236
Electric Indicator Bell IB236
Original, quality 1920's, electric indicator bell, with a steel external bell, mounted on a teak backboard, with a teak lift off cover to the coil etc. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system, as used with servants indicators, bell presses and telephone extensions. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. This example is unusual is shape, much longer than normal, the metalwork has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. All has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order. 10" x 4" and 2" front to back. 
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Price: 135.00


Electric Indicator Board IB224
Original, quality, electric indicator board, circa 1900, in a teak cabinet, with five windows on a black glazed panel with red and white striped indicators. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system and other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. This example is detailed "Front Door", "Sitting Room", "Bedroom", "Bath" and "Back Door" for the windows. This very clear example is most unusual being vertical in form. All has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order. Backboard 16.75" x 7.5" and 3.25" front to back. 
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Price: 350.00


Electric Indicator Board IB224



Electric Indicator Board IB223
Electric Indicator Board IB223
Original, quality, electric indicator board, circa 1900, in a teak cabinet, with six windows on a black glazed panel with red and white striped indicators. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system and other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. This example is detailed "Front Door", "General Room", "Bar Parlour", "Smoke Room", "Bar" and "Bathroom" for the windows and "Gatley and Co, Electrical Engineer, Todmorden" for the supplier / fitter. All has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order. Backboard 12" x 10.75" and 3" front to back. 
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Price: 300.00


Electric Indicator Board IB210
Original, quality, electric indicator board, circa 1900, in a teak cabinet, with five windows on a black glazed panel, with red star on white indicators and detailing above just two "Dining Room" and "Oak Parlour". This board is for use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. Other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock and many other bell fittings of differing types and suitable interior and exterior bell pushes are also available upon request. Complete and in good and working order. Backboard 11.5" x 12.25" and 3" front to back. 
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Price: 230.00


Electric Indicator Board IB210



Electric Indicator Board, 3 identical available IB172
Electric Indicator Board, 3 identical available IB172
Original, quality 1920's, electric indicator board in a light coloured teak cabinet, with two windows in a black glazed panel with red circular indicators. For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system, other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. This example is detailed "First Floor Bedroom", "19" and "20" and is marked for the manufacturer / supplier / installer 'Gent of Leicester'. All has been fully overhauled and is complete and in good and working order. 13.25" x 7" and 3.5" front to back. Price is for each. 
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Price: 135.00


Electric Indicator Board IB97
Original quality, 1920's, electric indicator board in a teak cabinet, with 20 windows on a black glazed panel, gilt surrounds to each window and card mounted red and white indicators, each with a room number 1 - 20. Marked to the glass for the manufacturer "Gents of Leicester". For use with a 12 volt, low voltage electric supply system. The other parts required to operate this system are usually available in stock. Has been fully overhauled, has some minor damage to the gilding on the windows and otherwise is complete and in good and working order. 15.5" x 15" tall and 2.25" front to back. 
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Price: 265.00


Electric Indicator Board IB97



Electric Indicator Board IB46
Electric Indicator Board IB46
Original quality electric indicator board, circa 1900, in a teak cabinet with a mahogany front and a ply backboard. The front black glazed panel has twenty windows with gilt room numbers and white card indicators also with room numbers on. For use with a 12 volt low voltage electric supply system. The coil and indicator is missing from room 20 but otherwise all has been overhauled and is complete and in good and working order. The other parts required to operate this bell system are usually available in stock. 19.5" wide x 17" x 3.25" front to back. 
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Price: 485.00