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Brass Handbell B217
Brass Handbell B217
Original, quality late 19th century small brass handbell with a cast brass bell mounted with a turned fruitwood handle and an internal cast iron clapper on a chain. This example has a loud ring and good resonance. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 8" tall and 4" bell mouth.

 
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Price: 65.00


Small Brass Handbell B216
Original, quality 1930's / 40's small cast brass handbell with a turned beech handle, a brass ferrule and finial to the top and an internal brass clapper on a chain. 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 3.5" mouth of bell.

 
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Price: 38.00


Small Brass Handbell B216



Brass Handbell B215
Brass Handbell B215
Original, quality late 19th century handbell of a good size and cast in latten with the original turned ebony handle, brass ferrule and cast bronze internal clapper on a brass chain. A super clear and loud bell with good resonance. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 11.75" tall and 6" mouth of bell. 
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Price: 195.00


Brass Handbell B214
Original, quality late 19th century brass handbell of a good size with the original turned rosewood handle, brass ferrule and finial and cast iron spherical shaped internal clapper on a wrought iron stem. A clear loud handbell with good resonance. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order. 11.5" tall and 6" mouth of bell.

 
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Price: 175.00


Brass Handbell B214



Shop Door Bell B213
Shop Door Bell B213
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 6.25" 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 B212
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 5.5" tall and 10" front to back. Other similar bells may be available on request.

 
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Price: 68.00


Shop Door Bell B212



William Cor Bell B211
William Cor Bell B211
Original, quality small 17th or early 18th century bell embossed to the inside, very clearly with 'WR Cor' for the bell founder from Aldbourne, Wiltshire and with the 'dabchick' logo the emblem for Aldbourne. The internal blacksmith made wrought iron clapper is still fitted to the inside and the outside is covered in old green paint. This bell is in super condition throughout and with the sharpest details embossed inside that we have seen for this maker but the sound is rather dull although the bell is not cracked. 4.5" tall and 4" mouth diam.

 
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Price: 156.00


William Cor Bell B210
Original, quality small 17th or early 18th century bell embossed to the inside 'W.C' either side of where the clapper staple was (now lacking). 'W.C' for William Cor Bell Founder of Aldbourne in Wiltshire. The inside of this bell also has an embossed detail of a 'Dabchick', the emblem of the village of Aldbourne. Although the clapper and staple are missing this is an important bell nevertheless and in super condition otherwise and in the untouched condition. 3.25" tall and 3.5" mouth diam.

 
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Price: 135.00


William Cor Bell B210



Robert Wells Bell B209
Robert Wells Bell B209
Original, quality late 18th/ early19th century bell marked to the inside 'RW' for the bell founder "Robert Wells" of Aldbourne in Wiltshire. This example is stamped '4' to the top shoulder, has a blacksmith made wrought iron clapper and much old green paint and originally for servant call bells. All is complete and in good and working order. 3.25" tall and 3" widest.  
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Price: 65.00


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 B203



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


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


ARP Brass Handbell B197



Large Brass Hand Bell  B187
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: 175.00


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: 65.00


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: 115.00


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 Handbell   B159



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: 270.00


R.Wells Handbell   B137



Brass Counter Bell CB84
Brass Counter Bell CB84
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, and the external clapper is mounted to the decorative cast brass base. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order with a super tone and resonance. 6.25" tall x dome 3.5" diam and 3.75" base diam. 
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Price: 115.00


Brass Counter Bell CB83
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, and the external clapper is mounted to the decorative cast brass base. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order with a super tone and resonance. 5" tall, dome 4" diam and base 4.5" diam. 
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Price: 125.00


Brass Counter Bell CB83



Brass Counter Bell CB82
Brass Counter Bell CB82
Original, quality 1920's cast brass, shop counter bell with a beehive shaped bell on a circular cast brass base with a replacement top push down central button. These were originally used on shop counters or hall tables to summon staff. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. 4" tall and 3.5" base diam.  
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Price: 75.00


Brass Counter Bell CB81
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 leaf decoration around the base, and the external sprung clapper is mounted to the stem. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order. Bell dome 3.25" diam, total height 5" and base 4" diam. 
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Price: 85.00


Brass Counter Bell CB81



Brass Counter Bell CB79
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 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


Brass Counter Bell   CB59



Brass Harness Bell HB153
Brass Harness Bell HB153
Original, quality late 19th century brass harness bell with a rectangular shaped loop to the top and all in the original unpolished patinated finish. This example is impressed "Victoria No 22" and is complete and in good and working order. 2" tall and 1.5" diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Harness Bell HB152
Original, quality late 19th century brass harness bell with a rectangular shaped loop to the top, all in the original unpolished patinated finish. Complete and in good and working order. 2.25" tall and 1.5" diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass Harness Bell HB152



Electric Indicator Bell EB283
Electric Indicator Bell EB283
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 EB236
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 Bell EB236



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 Board IB224
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 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 IB223



Electric Indicator Board IB210
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, 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, 3 identical available IB172



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



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