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132a – ARP Wooden Warning Rattle W Clements & Sons 1939 WWII
ARP (Air Raid Precaution) WOODEN WARNING RATTLE
MARKED ON TOP EDGE : ARP / W CLEMENTS & SONS / 1939
GOOD WORKING ORDER NO WOODWORM
SIZE APPROX 11″ LONG X 9.25″ HIGH 28X 23.5CM

Similar to the ARP brass hand bells, these rattles were intended to be used in case of a gas attack.
That never happened, so these rattles can often be found in as-new condition.
For more information, see viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4341

Wooden rattles are also used in Catholic monasteries on Good Friday and Holy Saturday,
when bells are not rung until the Easter service.

The second picture shows the manufacturer’s name burned into the top frame.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/190742898213?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

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132b – Venice Italy Murano Hand Blown Art Glass Clown Bell & Paperweight
Manufacturer: Made in Venice, Italy
Material: Glass
Description: Multi-colored glass clown bell and paperweight.
Hallmark/backstamp: Yes
Dimensions:
– Bell 6″ Tall
– Paperweight 4.25″
Condition: Very good condition – free of chips, cracks or breaks.

Other Murano clown bells:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/170931411713?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

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