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    • #11333
      Garry
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      Here’s an unusual bell I just obtained.
      Anyone heard of “D’art Craftsman Corp” out of New York?

      It is a Brass colored thin walled (very thin) steel or perhaps a thickish TIN bell.
      1 3/4″ high on the bell, with the plastic shape on top taking it to just under 3 3/4″.
      Holds a magnet.

      on the inside lip is some punched letters. Forgive me if I get it wrong, I wear bifocals 😯 and the lettering is very small and compressed on a shiny surface! 😥
      The writing is in block letters, two lines, one on top the other, inside the bell in the the 4/16ths ” bell skirt lip area. (so it is very tiny!)
      “D’ART CRAFTSMAN CORP”
      “NY USA PAT PEND”

      There is evidence that a tag must have been glued inside at one time, but it is long gone now. Seller’s tag on back calls it a “brass bell/Celluloid” Got the brass bell wrong, but the celluloid appears correct (no does not smell burned when rubbed!).

      I think it’s a dutch souvenir bell, but haven’t heard of the USA manufacturing and exporting such items before.

      Ideas?

      Thanks!
      Garry

    • #15486
      Holly Barnes
      Participant

      This bell has a two fold purpose. Not only is it a bell but it should have two shakers (salt and pepper) that hang from the yolk on the dutch girl’s shoulder. I have seen these at antique shows. I have a rooster which has the same purposes but it does not have any marks on it. Sorry I could not be of more help.

    • #15487
      Garry
      Participant

      Wow Holly!

      Not much help? I didn’t even know about the shakers! That’s a great start for me!

      Could you post some photos so that I know what I am looking for please?

      Thank you and Merry Christmas!

      Garry

    • #15488
      Holly Barnes
      Participant

      My photo capabilitys are…. to say the least….. lacking, but I will try, hopefully, after Christmas to get a photo posted.The shakers are about an inch and a half or so tall. Clear crystal and mine have kind of a “bumpy” texture (for lack of a better explanation) they have a metal cap that matches the bell with a hanger attached by which to hang on your dutch girl’s yoke. I hope this gives you a vague picture of what you are looking for.They easily get separated from the bell. We were at a sale this past summer that had one of these. The bell was on one table and the shakers on an other. I would suggest looking in the salt & pepper shaker area of your local second hand store or antique store. I often see them in these places.
      Have A Merry Christmas!

      Holly

    • #15489
      Holly Barnes
      Participant

      I sent the photo to Carolyn to post for me. She should post it shortly.

      Holly

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      Anonymous
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    • #15485
      Garry
      Participant

      Kudo’s to Holly!

      Thanks to Holly’s efforts I manged to obtain another bell which is complete with shakers.
      I am posting a photo of it here!

      (Now all I have to do is find the shakers only for the other one to complete it too! )

      Thanks for your help Holly!

      Garry

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