Re: Re: Mechanical Monkey Bells
In response to Roger’s question below… They are both plunge bells. For the turtle bell, when you push down on the flagpole, a spring tension is built up which suddenly releases to give a single ring of the bell underneath. For the one on the left you push down on the pestle which is between the monkey’s hands just in front of his chest. They both react in exactly the same way even with the same pitch. Also, they are not likely to be of German origin because the flag is inscribed with the words “TRAIN DE PLAISIR” which is French for “train of pleasure” or “excursion train”.