Peter Pan bell
May 18, 2017 at 9:35 am #25388
I recently purchased this small Peter Pan bell and was hoping someone might recognize it or be able to give me any more information about it?? A brief search online just found that it was quite rare and someone on Ebay has the same listed claiming that it is the “only one in the world”.
The stamp on the back shows that it is from England, but also it has a stamp saying “APPLIED FOR” with what looks like a patent number.
Please take a look at the pictures I have and let me know if you can shed some light on this very cool bell. I mean, who doesn’t love Peter Pan?!
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May 18, 2017 at 9:37 am #25392
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May 22, 2017 at 12:39 pm #25414GarryParticipant
I am having some computer issues right now so am only on this site periodically until I find/fix this.
Can we get some additional information please and thanks?
1) Photos of the inside (Clapper, how it’s attached, any wear or marks, bell thickness and quality of pour).
2) Does any part of it hold a strong (rare earth) magnet?
3) It looks like the wording has more info in it, can you discern any more? (a pencil rubbing on thin paper held over it may help).
4) Dimensions of the bell: Total Height, Height of bell part only, width of bell skirt
5) photo of the bell part too please.
6) any hints as to where it was obtained sometimes helps too. Example: getting an idea of what country or part of the country it originated can help eliminate some false leads.
we will be looking for clues in all this detail.
May 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm #25415GarryParticipant
Addendum to last comment:
Interesting, There is one bell similar to this, on line, purported to be from 1909 with a registration number of 709384.
Is that number similar to the one on yours?
It appears to be an older version (the claim is 1909) than yours. I suspect that yours is a later copy of this bell so the details I have asked for should help.
The one I found is playing a pan pipe and is likely based on the brothers grimm stories rather than the disney version.
June 3, 2017 at 4:52 pm #25438Carolyn WhitlockParticipant
Your bell looks very similar to brass bells that have been made in England. I have not seen a Peter Pan bell but I have seen many with the same skirt with different literary characters, British authors, and commemorative events depicted on them.
They are well-made and are sturdy bells. Some are very shiny (newer ones) and others, like yours, have some patina acquired over the years.
It’s a nice bell! Please enjoy it!
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