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Brass Sanctus Bell B324
Brass Sanctus Bell B324
Original, quality late 19th century all brass sanctus bell with an old turned wooden hammer. This unusual item has great presence, a super tone and resonates well. 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.

11" tall.

7" base diam.

6.5" bell diam.

 
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Price: 450.00


Robert Wells Handbell B323
Original, quality early 19th century cast brass handbell with the original, cast brass internal clapper, brass ferrule and fruitwood handle. Although this bell is not marked for the foundary of Robert Wells of Aldbourne in Wiltshire it is marked "8" for the size to the shoulder in the style used by Wells and the shape of the fruitwood handle is definately for Rbt Wells. Cleaned and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order with a good tone and resonance.

10" tall x 4.5" mouth of bell.

 
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Price: 156.00


Robert Wells Handbell B323



William Rose Bell B321
William Rose Bell B321
Original, quality early 18th century bell originally mounted within a road hauliers set of Team Bells. This super example in the original unpolished green color, is complete with the iron clapper and top eye for suspension. The exterior shows diagonal file marks from the finishing and "W.R." to the interior. This attributes this bell to be made by William Rose of Lambourne in Wiltshire, founding bells from 1710. A great colour and sound and complete and in good and working order. A near identical bell may well be available code B320.

4.25" tall x 4" outer rim.

 
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Price: 115.00


William Rose Bell B320
Original, quality early 18th century bell originally mounted within a road hauliers set of Team Bells. This super example in the original unpolished green color, is complete with the iron clapper and top eye for suspension. The exterior shows diagonal file marks from the finishing and "W.R." to the interior. This attributes this bell to be made by William Rose of Lambourne in Wiltshire, founding bells from 1710. A great colour and sound and complete and in good and working order. A near identical bell may well be available code B321.

4.25" tall x 4" outer rim.

 
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Price: 115.00


William Rose Bell B320



William & Robert Cor Bell B319
William & Robert Cor Bell B319
Original, quality late 17th or early century bell originally mounted within a road hauliers set of Team Bells. This super example in the original unpolished green colour, is complete with the iron clapper and top eye for suspension but most of all the inside is detailed "WR Cor" with the dabchick motive above. This attributes the bell to be made by William & Robert 1. Cor of Aldbourne in Wiltshire. A great colour, a great sound and complete and in good and working order.

4.25" tall.

4" outer rim.

 
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Price: 156.00


Brass Handbell B318
Original, quality late 19th century small cast brass handbell with a super turned lignum vitae handle and an internal clapper on a chain. A replacement ferrule has been fitted, made to suit. All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and has a good loud tone and resonates well. Complete and in good and working order.

7.75" tall.

3.75" widest.

 
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Price: 68.00


Brass Handbell B318



Robert Wells No 8 Rumbler Bell B317
Robert Wells No 8 Rumbler Bell B317
Original, quality 18th or early 19th century Rumbler or Crotal bell impressed to the front with a pattern and "R.W" for the bell founder Robert Wells of Aldbourne, Wiltshire. This example in the unpolished patinated finish has a loop to the top and is impressed '8' for the bell size. A super example, complete and in good and working order.

3" diam x 3.5" tall including loop.

 
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Price: 230.00


Clucket Sheep Bell with Yoke B308
Original, quality late 19th century blacksmith made wrought iron clucket bell with the original Yoke / Collar fashioned from scraps of horse harness and two carved wedges. Although a crude example made for the job it is the real thing. Complete and in good and working order.

Total 12" tall x 6" x 3".

Bell only 4.5" x 5" x 3".

 
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Price: 135.00


Clucket Sheep Bell with Yoke B308



Brass Shop Door Bell B305
Brass Shop Door Bell B305
Original, quality late 19th century brass bell fashioned into a shop door bell by fitting a replacement steel spring and a brass mounting plate made to suit. The mounting plate has two countersunk screw holes for mounting. The brass has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the steel cleaned and repainted black. All is complete and in good and working order.

7.5" total height.

9" front to back.

Bell mouth 2.75" diam.

 
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Price: 68.00


Brass Shop Door Bell B304
Original, quality late 19th century brass bell fashioned into a shop door bell by fitting a replacement steel spring and a brass mounting plate made to suit. The mounting plate has two countersunk screw holes for mounting. The brass has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the steel cleaned and repainted black. All is complete and in good and working order.

7" total height.

11" front to back.

Bell mouth 2.5" diam.

 
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Price: 68.00


Brass Shop Door Bell B304



Brass Shop Door Bell B303
Brass Shop Door Bell B303
Original, quality late 19th century brass bell fashioned into a shop door bell by fitting a replacement steel spring and a brass mounting plate made to suit. The mounting plate has two countersunk screw holes for mounting, the brass has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the steel cleaned and repainted black. All is complete and in good and working order.

10" total height.

8.5" front to back.

Bell mouth 3" diam.

 
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Price: 68.00


Brass Shop Door Bell B302
Original, quality late 19th century brass bell fashioned into a shop door bell by fitting a replacement steel spring and a brass mounting plate made to suit. The mounting plate has two countersunk screw holes for mounting, the brass has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the steel cleaned and repainted black. All is complete and in good and working order.

10" total height.

8" front to back.

Bell mouth 3" diam.

 
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Price: 68.00


Brass Shop Door Bell B302



Brass Shop Door Bell B301
Brass Shop Door Bell B301
All original, quality late 19th century shop bell with a replacement brass mounting plate made to suit with two countersunk screw holes. The brass has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and the steel spring cleaned and repainted black. Complete and in good and working order.

10" total height.

8" front to back.

Bell mouth 2.5" diam.

 
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Price: 68.00


Robert Wells No 5 Bell B297
Original, quality early to mid 19th century bell in the original unpolished finish and complete with the internal blacksmith made wrought iron clapper. This example is impressed '5' to the shoulder and 'R.W' to the interior for the bell founder of Aldbourne in Wiltshire. All is complete and in good and working order with a good loud tone.

3.5" tall.

3.25" diam.

 
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Price: 65.00


Robert Wells No 5 Bell B297



Town Crier Sized Handbell B292
Town Crier Sized Handbell B292
Original, quality mid to late 19th century cast brass handbell of larger proportions. This super quality bell has the original blacksmith made wrought iron clapper and turned oak handle and a replacement brass ferrule made to suit. A good loud tone and good looking bell. Has been lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. Complete and in good and working order.

14" tall.

6.75" diam.

 
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Price: 145.00


Robert Wells '4' Bell B286
Original, quality early to mid 19th century cast bell missing the clapper. This example is impressed '4' to the shoulder and embossed "R.W" to the inside for the bell founder Robert Wells of Aldbourne in Wiltshire. In good order otherwise.

3.25" tall.

3 1/8" widest.

 
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Price: 45.00


Robert Wells '4' Bell B286



R. Wells '4' Bell B282
R. Wells '4' Bell B282
Original, quality early 19th century bell in the original unpolished finish with the original wrought iron clapper and impressed to the shoulder '4' for the size and embossed to the inside 'R.W' for the bell founder Robert Wells of Aldbourne in Wiltshire. Complete and in good and working order otherwise.

Tall 3.25" x 3" widest.

 
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Price: 65.00


Set of Wells Team Bells B273
Original, quality early 19th century Heavy Horse Road Haulier's set of four Team Bells by Robert Wells the bell founder of Aldbourne in Wiltshire, in the leather belfry cover. The two larger bells are embossed to the inside "R.W" and although the smaller two are not marked these were definitely by the same bell founder. These four bells are mounted under a leather storm cover and on a blacksmith made wrought iron frame with two spikes to the base for fitting into the top of the collar of the leading horse of the team. The more horses you had in the team, the more bells were worn and the louder the noise, which was primarily to warn the next village about the number of horses you were, which related to the size and weight of the load being pulled. It would not be easy to stop or to get going again. This example is complete, be it the leather hood has come adrift and the leatherworks has seen better days, it is still a good find and is mounted into a slab of pitch pine made to suit. This has a super sound when shaken. Close your eyes and listen.

Total including stand 20.5" tall.

Plinth 21.25" x 8.25" x 1.25".

Belfry 20" x 4" front to back.

 
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Price: 565.00


Set of Wells Team Bells B273



Brass Shop Door Bell B270
Brass Shop Door Bell B270
Original, quality 1920's brass shop door bell to be mounted on the door surround above the door and the door will strike the sprung clapper hanging downwards, when opened by a customer on entry. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

2" tall.

Bell 3" diam.

Bracket mounting plate 1.5" wide.

 
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Price: 65.00


James Bridgman '10' Bell B255
Original, quality early 19th century cast bell embossed "I.B" to the interior for the bell founder "James Bridgman" of Aldbourne and Devizes in Wiltshire. This example is impressed to the shoulder '10' for the size and is missing the clapper and staple. Otherwise complete and in good order.

5.25" tall

5.25" bell mouth.

 
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Price: 65.00


James Bridgman '10' Bell B255



James Bridgman No 16 Bell B252
James Bridgman No 16 Bell B252
Original, quality 19th century No 16 bell later chromed. This example is embossed 'I.B' to the inside for the bell founder James Bridgmans of Aldbourne & Devizes in Wiltshire and impressed '16' to the shoulder. The internal clapper and staple are missing but otherwise all is complete and in good order.

5" tall.

4.75" bell mouth.

 
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Price: 85.00


Warners London Jubilee Handbell B251
Original, quality late 19th century medium sized brass handbell with the original leather disc and strap handle but missing the internal clapper assembly. This otherwise good example appears to have an old repaired short crack but still rings well. The leather grip is impressed "G" and the leather disc is impressed for the bell foundry "Warners of Cripplegate London". But probably the most important feature of all is the engraving in script "Queens Jubilee Year 1887" to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee of 50 years on the Throne.

9.5" tall with leather grip.

Bell 4" tall x 5.25" widest.

 
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Price: 165.00


Warners London Jubilee Handbell B251



Taylors of Loughborough Musical Handbell B250
Taylors of Loughborough Musical Handbell B250
Original, quality late 19th century brass musical handbell with a leather strap and top disc, and a sprung and felted internal clapper. The leather strap is stamped C and the disc is decorated with symbols and for the bell founder "Taylors of Loughborough". This super sized bell has been repaired to the outer edge with two large chips refitted and the bell still rings well. In good and working order.

Total height including strap 10.5".

Bell mouth 6.75" diameter.

 
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Price: 300.00


Brass Handbell B222
Original, quality late 19th century superb brass handbell with a cast brass clapper on a chain, a turned ebony handle and a brass ferrule. A good loud bell with 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.

5.5" diam mouth.

 
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Price: 165.00


Brass Handbell B222



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.

6" mouth of bell

 
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Price: 165.00


Large Brass Handbell 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: 156.00


Large Brass Handbell B187



Brass Counter Bell CB105
Brass Counter Bell CB105
Original, quality 1920's reeded brass shop or hotel counter bell with a press down top button. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

4.25" tall.

3.5" wide at base.

 
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Price: 56.00


Brass and Ceramic Counter Bell CB101
Original, quality late 19th century brass counter bell. This unusual example has the brass bell mounted on a circular, decorated, cream coloured ceramic base with a top central push button. These bells were used on shop or hotel counters and hall tables. 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.

Base 3.5" diam.

Bell dome 2.75".

 
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Price: 95.00


Brass and Ceramic Counter Bell CB101



Double Ring Brass Counter Bell CB100
Double Ring Brass Counter Bell CB100
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass counter bell with a double ring per press. This most unusual example has the bell dome mounted on a matching upturned base with a circular cast brass base and a white ceramic press down button to the centre. These bells were used on shop or hotel counters and hall tables. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

6" tall x 5.5" base diam.

2.5" bell dome.

 
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Price: 185.00


Brass Double Counter Bell CB99
Original, quality late 19th century fancy cast brass counter bell with a three legged cast brass base and a double brass bell above with a central push down button with a sunflower shape. These bells were used on shop or hotel counters and hall tables. Fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order.

6.25" tall x 6.5" base diam.

3.5" diam bell dome.

 
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Price: 175.00


Brass Double Counter Bell CB99



Brass Counter Bell CB96
Brass Counter Bell CB96
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass counter bell. This example has an embossed decoration of acanthus leaves to the outer ring and a ribbed bell dome with a central press down button. These bells were used on shop or hotel counters and hall tables. 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 and has a good tone.

3.5" tall x base 4.75" diam.

Bell dome 3" diam.

 
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Price: 95.00


WT&S Brass Counter Bell CB93
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass counter bell with heavily embossed decoration to both the circular base and bell. This example has the bell dome mounted with a push button to the centre. The underside is impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham' and with the registration lozenge mark for the year 1882. All has been fully overhauled, polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost. A super tone and complete and in good and working order.

Base 5.5" diam.

Total 3.75" tall.

 
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Price: 185.00


WT&S Brass Counter Bell CB93



W. Tonks Brass Counter Bell CB92
W. Tonks Brass Counter Bell CB92
Original, quality 1920's circular cast brass counter bell with a central press button on a nickel plated bell dome all mounted on a circular cast brass base. The underside of the base is impressed with the sun logo and "WT&S" for the manufacturer 'William Tonks & Son of Birmingham', polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order, with a good tone.

3" tall.

Base 3.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Brass Counter Bell CB87
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.

6.5" tall x dome 3.5" diam.

4" base diam.

 
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Price: 95.00


Brass Counter Bell CB87