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Clucket Sheep Bell with Yoke B308
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


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 B305



Brass Shop Door Bell B304
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 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 B303



Brass Shop Door Bell B302
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 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


Brass Shop Door Bell B301



Brass Handbell B298
Brass Handbell B298
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass handbell with an unusual turned fruitwood handle and a ribbed body. This example has a pendulum shaped internal brass clapper, a good tone, a loud ring and good resonance. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and all is complete and in good and working order.

9.5" tall.

4.75" bell 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



Robert Wells No 8 Bell B296
Robert Wells No 8 Bell B296
Original, quality early 19th century bell in the original unpolished finish but missing the internal clapper. This example is impressed to the shoulder '8' for the size and "R.W" to the interior for the bell founder Robert Wells of Aldbourne in Wiltshire. All is complete and in good order otherwise and has a good tone.

3.5" tall.

3 3/8"diam.

 
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Price: 45.00


Robert Wells No 13 Bell B295
Original, quality early 19th century bell in the original unpolished finish but missing the internal staple and clapper. This example is impressed to the shoulder '13' for the size and "R.W" to the interior for the bell founder Robert Wells of Aldbourne in Wiltshire. Apart from missing the clapper and staple, two holes have been drilled in past to the top, presumably to fit another staple but not finished. All is in good order otherwise with a super tone and resonance.

4.5" tall.

4 1/8" diam.

 
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Price: 56.00


Robert Wells No 13 Bell B295



Brass Handbell B293
Brass Handbell B293
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass handbell with the original rosewood handle and cast brass clapper on a wrought iron chain. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and complete and in good and working order, with a great tone and resonance.

10" tall x 5" diam.

 
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Price: 85.00


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


Town Crier Sized Handbell B292



Brass Handbell B290
Brass Handbell B290
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass handbell with the original turned ebony handle and brass clapper ball on a steel chain to the inside. Polished 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.

9" tall.

4.5" diam of mouth.

 
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Price: 75.00


Brass Handbell B289
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass handbell of a medium size with a turned rosewood handle, a brass finial, a brass ferrule and the original brass clapper on a chain. The interior has still retained the original lacquer. All is complete and in good and working order with a good tone and resonance.

8.25" tall.

Bell mouth 4" diam.

 
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Price: 65.00


Brass Handbell B289



Brass Handbell B288
Brass Handbell B288
Original, quality late 19th cenutry small cast brass handbell with a turned rosewood handle are an internal cast iron clapper ball on a chain. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost with a good tone and resonance. Complete and in good and working order.

8" tall.

Bell mouth 3.75".

 
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Price: 65.00


Robert Wells '3' Bell B287
Original, quality early to mid 19th century cast brass bell with the original blacksmith made wrought iron clapper. This example is impressed '3' to the shoulders and embossed "R.W" to the inside for the bell founder Robert Wells of Aldbourne Wiltshire. Complete and in good and working order.

3.25" tall x 2 7/8" widest.

 
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Price: 65.00


Robert Wells '3' Bell B287



Robert Wells '4' Bell B286
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 B285
Original, quality early 19th century bell in the original unpolished finish with the original wrought iron clapper. 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.

3.25" tall x 3 1/8" widest.

 
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Price: 65.00


Robert Wells '4' Bell B285



Robert Wells No 6 Bell B284
Robert Wells No 6 Bell B284
Original, quality early to mid 19th century cast bell with the original wrought iron clapper. Impressed to the shoulder for the size '6' and embossed to the inside 'R.W' for the bell founder Robert Wells of Aldbourne in Wiltshire. Complete and in good and working order.

3.75" tall.

3.5" widest.

 
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Price: 65.00


R. Wells Bell B283
Original, quality early 19th century bell in the original unpolished finish but missing the clapper. This hemispherical shaped bell is embossed to the inside 'R.W' for the bell founder Robert Wells of Aldbourne in Wiltshire. Not complete but otherwise complete.

2.75" tall.

3" widest.

 
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Price: 65.00


R. Wells Bell B283



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


R. Wells '4' Bell B281
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.

3.25" tall.

3 1/8" widest.

 
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Price: 65.00


R. Wells '4' Bell B281



R. Wells Bell B279
R. Wells Bell B279
Original, quality early 19th century bell in the original unpolished finish with the original wrought iron clapper. This example is embossed to the inside 'R.W' for the bell founder Robert Wells of Aldbourne in Wiltshire and is complete and in good and working order.

4.5" tall.

4 1/8 widest.

 
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Price: 75.00


James Bridgman '10' Bell B275
Original, quality early 19th century cast bell in the original unpolished finish, embossed "1.B" to the interior for the bell founder James Bridgman of Aldbourne & Devizes in Wiltshire. This example is impressed to the shoulder "10" for the size, is complete with the cast iron clapper in good and working order.

3.75" tall.

3.5" widest.

 
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Price: 65.00


James Bridgman '10' Bell B275



James Bridgman '8' Bell B274
James Bridgman '8' Bell B274
Original, quality early 19th century cast bell in the original unpolished finish, embossed "1.B" to the interior for the bell founder James Bridgman of Aldbourne & Devizes in Wiltshire. This example is impressed to the shoulder "8" for the size, is complete with the cast iron clapper and in good working order.

4.5" tall.

4 3/8" widest.

 
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Price: 75.00


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: 600.00


Set of Wells Team Bells B273



Mears of London Handbell B271
Mears of London Handbell B271
Original, quality late 19th century cast brass handbell with the original turned fruitwood handle, brass ferrule and blacksmith made wrought iron internal clapper. The shoulder of this example is impressed '10' for the size and "Mears & Co London" for the bell founder. 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.

10.5" tall.

5 1/8" bell mouth.

 
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Price: 135.00


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


Brass Shop Door Bell B270



James Bridgman '10' Bell B255
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 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


James Bridgman No 16 Bell B252



Warners London Jubilee Handbell B251
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


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


Taylors of Loughborough Musical Handbell B250



Brass Handbell B224
Brass Handbell B224
Original, quality circa 1900, cast brass handbell with a replacement mahogany handle made to suit copied from an original and a replacement rod to the original cast iron clapper. A loud bell with good resonance. Polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no exta cost and complete and in good and working order.

9.5" tall.

5" bell mouth.

 
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Price: 65.00


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 and Ceramic Counter Bell CB101
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


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


Double Ring Brass Counter Bell CB100



Brass Double Counter Bell CB99
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 Counter Bell CB97
Original, quality cast brass counter bell circa 1900, with a decorated circular base and a central white ceramic press. The underside of the base is impressed "Wilsons Patent". 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.

3.5" tall.

Base 4" diam.

Bell dome 3".

 
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Price: 85.00


Brass Counter Bell CB97



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



Brass Harness Bell, 2 available HB180
Brass Harness Bell, 2 available HB180
Original, quality late 19th century brass harness bell with a rectangular shaped mounting loop to the top and in the unpolished finish. This example is impressed "Victoria No 23". Some minor metal fatigue cracks but otherwise complete and in good and working order.

2" tall x 1.5" diam.

Mounting loop 4" wide.

Price is for each.

 
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Price: 24.00


Brass Shellcase Handbell M128
Original, quality First World War brass shellcase fashioned into a 'Mess' handbell. This super example has a shortened end of an '18 pounder' brass shellcase fitted with a brass and turned oak handle and an internal muffled clapper ball on chain. The base of this French shellcase is impressed "KN", "CF", "18pr", "17" for the year 1917 and "6316". All has been polished and lacquered, although the lacquer may be removed at no extra cost and is in good and working order. with a good soft tone.

Total 9" tall x 4" diam.

Shellcase section 4.75" tall.

 
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Price: 115.00


Brass Shellcase Handbell M128