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250a – Antique GORHAM GMCO Silver Plate EP Dinner/Hotel/Servant’s Bell 012 Anchor Mark
Antique GORHAM GMCO Silver Plate EP (Electroplate) Dinner Bell/Hand Bell
Marked 012 with an anchor and what appears to be a clover leaf – 4″ Tall; 2 1/8″ Bottom Diameter
The bell was an estate find and I am unsure of its age, but I believe it is dates to the early 20th century.
There are some tiny shallow indentions in the bell and lines in its handle, which might be the way the item was cast, but the item has no silver loss. Also, note that the bell’s handle is tilted a bit.

The Shamrock Mark identifies it as having been made in 1913.
These silver-plated Gorham tea bells are well worth having, since they were made at a time and by a company that took pride in its work. With restraint, they can be found for sale in the $20 – $30 range.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-GORHAM-GMCO-Silver-Plate-EP-Dinner-Hotel-Servant-039-s-Bell-012-Anchor-Mark-/281403671494?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=m8R26lsog59Db53QDnrJi0R5ptQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_417wt_902

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250b – ANTIQUE 19c AMERICAN COUNTER DESK TOP MATCH SAFE VESTA BRASS BELL P.A.T.D 1893
A NICE LARGE ANTIQUE 19c AMERICAN CAST IRON & BRASS COUNTER BELL IN THE FORM OF A MATCH SAFE VESTA, WITH THE TWO SMALL COMPARTMENTS FOR HOLDING MATCHES, WITH A STRIKING RIB TO FRONTS
AND THE LARGER COMPARTMENTS TO PLACE THE SPENT MATCHES IN.
BELL WORKS ON A TWIST MOVEMENT
FULLY MARKED TO BASE, RUSSELL & ERWIN MFC.Co NEW BRITAIN CONN.U.S.A
PAT’D AUG.1.93 – Rd No 269895
CONDITION IS VERY GOOD BELL IN GOOD WORKING ORDER, SOME WEAR TO COPPER COLOUR FINISH
AT WIDEST POINT – 20.5cm HEIGHT – 8.5cm, WEIGHT 1.162kg

Another of the Russell & Erwin bells from Britain, at a bargain price.
The American makers concentrated on top quality utilitarian bells, which were exported world wide.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-19c-AMERICAN-COUNTER-DESK-TOP-MATCH-SAFE-VESTA-BRASS-BELL-P-A-T-D-1893-/390901606000?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=m8R26lsog59Db53QDnrJi0R5ptQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_1063wt_902

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250c – Edith Cavell Lady Figurine Antique Brass Bronze Bell
Edith Cavell was a British nurse serving in Belgium who was executed by the Germans on a charge of assisting allied prisoners to escape during WW1.
This bell is 7-1/2″ high x 2-5/8″ diam. Weight 1.5Kg.
The bell is in great condition and made approx. 1920s to 1940s.

For more information about Edith Cavell, see Part 100b: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4193&start=119

The Edith Cavell is often one of the tallest in a figurine lady bell collection.
Most were rushed into production as souvenirs shortly after her death, and are relatively low quality.
This particular example is also suffering from the greenish chloride corrosion, often hard to remove.

Below are two other Edith Cavell bells for comparison.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Edith-Cavell-Lady-Figurine-Antique-Brass-Bronze-Bell-/321479017688?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=m8R26lsog59Db53QDnrJi0R5ptQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_162wt_902

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250d – ANTIQUE NOVELTY, CAST BRASS TOWN CRIER BELL with LEGS for CLAPPERS, RARE ITEM
Antique novelty cast brass bell in the form of a Town Crier with leg shaped clappers.
A hard to find item in good and complete condition.
Size: 4 1/4″ (18 cms) high, 2 5/8″ (6.5 cms) wide at the base
Weight: 18 ozs. (507 grms)
Condition is very good, I have not cleaned it apart from a wipe with a duster.

Many collectors are familiar with this Town Crier bell, but it can be difficult to locate one for sale.
Note the two leg clappers, plus the fully clothed leg protruding in front from the coat.
Whazzup with that???

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ANTIQUE-NOVELTY-CAST-BRASS-TOWN-CRIER-BELL-with-LEGS-for-CLAPPERS-RARE-ITEM-/231299491420?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=m8R26lsog59Db53QDnrJi0R5ptQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc#ht_3160wt_930

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250e – RARE SOMPTUEUSE CLOCHE ANCIENNE ARGENT MASSIF POINCONS SANGLIER TBE 115 GR
MERVEILLEUSE CLOCHE DE TABLE ANCIENNE EN ARGENT MASSIF EN TBE
EPOQUE MILIEU 19 EME SIECLE, 2 POINCONS TETE SANGLIER
ELLE EST VRAIMENT MAGNIFIQUE ET EN SUPER ETAT , 4 CABOCHON DE TURQUOISE EN SON MILIEU
DEVAIT ETRE EN VERMEIL A L ORIGINE ,LEGERES TRACES DE DORE A L EXTERIEUR ,L INTERIEUR A CONSERVE SON DORE
LES CLOCHES DE TABLES ANCIENNE EN ARGENT MASSIF SONT ASSEZ RARES ,CELLE CI L EST D AUTANT PLUS CAR ELLE EST TRES BIEN OUVRAGEE ET FINEMENT DECOREE
HAUTEUR 12 CM
DIAMETRE A LA BASE 6.3 CM
POIDS 115 GRAMMES

RARE OLD SILVER BELL SOMPTUOUS PUNCHES BOAR TBE 115 GR
WONDERFUL OLD BELL STERLING SILVER TABLE IN TBE
MIDDLE OF 19 CENTURY, 2 HEAD PUNCHES BOAR
IT IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL AND SUPER CONDITION, 4 TURQUOISE STONES ON THE HANDLE
MUST HAVE BEEN ORIGINALLY GILT, SLIGHT TRACES OF GOLD OUTSIDE, THE INSIDE STAYS BRIGHT
THE OLD SILVER TABLE BELLS ARE QUITE RARE, AND ALL THE MORE RARE IF THE CARE IS VERY GOOD AND FINELY DECORATED
HEIGHT 12 CM
BASE DIAMETER 6.3 CM
WEIGHT 115 GRAMS

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