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halanb
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269a – ancien bronze lion sonnette de table rare
JOLIE SONNETTE DE TABLE LION EN BRONZE OBJET RARE
GRELOT DANS LE SOCLE
OBJET EN BRONZE 270 GRAMMES
HAUTEUR 7,5 CM

Antique bronze lion table bell, rare
Bronze object, 270 gm
Height 7.5 cm

Another of what is called a “scrubber“.
Relatively crude casting, most likely brass, not bronze.

Below is the photo from the November 1991 ABA calendar, showing more of these objects,
followed by the text description. Personally, I have always doubted the business about
their miniscule sound being able to announce the services of a blind masseur.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/ancien-bronze-lion-sonnette-de-table-rare-/221634612012?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=m8R26lsog59Db53QDnrJi0R5ptQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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269b – VINTAGE HOLSTEIN NO. 4 BLUM MFG. CO COLLINSVILLE, IL COW SHEEP GOAT BELL & LABEL
Old farm estate find, this auction is for a vintage cow, sheep , goat metal bell with original sticker reading: HOLSTEIN BELL NO. 4 – MANUFACTURED BY – BLUM MFG. CO. COLLINSVILLE ILL, U.S.A. – DIE & FORMER FOR SHAPING PATENTED. I marked this as used because I’m not the original owner, but I can say it is in great condition. Bell is 4 3/4″ tall to the top of the handle with a 3 7/16″ x 2 7/16″ opening at the bottom. Weight is 10.1 oz.

Easiest and cheapest way to construct a cow bell. No need for casting, just fold and rivet a piece of sheet metal. Sound is lousy, but who cares? This example is about in the best shape that I remember seeing, and sold at a premium. Sometimes the label was crooked, often scratched or disfigured, and sometimes the bell is rusty.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-HOLSTEIN-NO-4-BLUM-MFG-CO-COLLINSVILLE-IL-COW-SHEEP-GOAT-BELL-amp-LABEL-/251750627731?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=m8R26lsog59Db53QDnrJi0R5ptQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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269c – BOITE CLOCHE EN BRONZE, COMMUNION, DIEPPE 1917 box christianisme église religion
Boîte en forme de cloche en bronze.
Datée 1917, Communion solennelle, avec plusieurs inscription.
Provenance de Dieppe.
Hauteur 17cm

BRONZE BELL BOX, COMMUNION, 1917 DIEPPE box Christianity religion church
Bronze bell-shaped box.
Dated 1917, Holy Communion, with several inscriptions.
From Dieppe.
height 17cm

Possibly a First Communion gift, and meant to hold a rosary or other religious objects.
I can’t make out the inscription around the top.
The middle band reads:
Per Omnia Saecula Saeculorum Amen
Now and forever, amen
The bottom band reads:
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit

Did not sell, but worth seeing.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BOITE-CLOCHE-EN-BRONZE-COMMUNION-DIEPPE-1917-box-christianisme-eglise-religion-/321619320527?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=m8R26lsog59Db53QDnrJi0R5ptQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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269d – Antique victorian Sterling silver repousse table bell/sonette de table en argent
Antique victorian Sterling silver repousse table bell/sonette de table en argent
Sold as pictured
Hallmarks G.l or G.U and lion
Size: 8,5 x 8 cm
Total w: 298

This one just sat there and sat there, until the boys stirred themselves in the last few seconds.
The presumption is that it works correctly, though that was not mentioned in the listing.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-victorian-Sterling-silver-repousse-table-bell-sonette-de-table-en-argent-/351257347091?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=m8R26lsog59Db53QDnrJi0R5ptQ%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

If you don’t like the item above, you could always go for the following that belongs more properly
in the They Gotta Be Kidding! section.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/131374243955?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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269e – Sonnette Fou en bronze articulé Napoléon III TBE
Curieuse et très originale sonnette mise en action par un personnage de fou aux bras articulés, le bras gauche avec sa marotte faisant basculer le bras droit dont la masse vient frapper la clochette. Joli bruit très cristalin. Socle en bois tourné. Pas de marque visible. Dimensions 14,7 (diamètre du socle) x h 16 cm. Poids :1,360 kg.

Strange mechanical bronze bell from the Napoleon III era
Curious and original bell set in action by a crazy character with an articulated arm, the left arm with his puppet figure swinging the right arm, so the mass strikes the bell. Crystal clear sound very nice. Turned wooden base. No visible mark. Dimensions 14.7 (base diameter) x 16 cm h. Weight: 1.360 kg.

Only one picture but, once again, the boys knew what it is, and there was considerable bidding interest. I have never seen one in this design previously. Sold at a relatively low price, compared to what some of this type have sold for.

http://www.ebay.fr/itm/221633709461?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

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