Welcome to the ABA! Bell Talk Forums Small Bells Wheel of small brass bells???

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      I recently acquired a wrought iron wheel with eight brass bells mounted outward to the rim. The bells vary in size from 1 7/8″ to 2 3/4″. They are mounted such that as the wheel turns on its axis the bells ring. The axis itself has an off-set arm to which is attached an ornately crafted pull rod of wrought iron. The spokes of the wheels are question mark shapes set in opposing pairs so as to form heart shaped patterns. There are eight spokes creating four hearts. These are over laid with four leaf shapes. All of the wrought iron parts are are of the highest quality blacksmithing workmanship. The wrought wheel is 5 1/2″ in diamenter and with the bells mounted, the over all outside diameter is about 10 1/2″. The bells are cast brass with turned exteriors. I am guessing it is some type of announciator or door bell, but I have never seen anything like it. I do not have the supporting bracket, so would like very much to know what this device was and what its supporting bracket might have looked like. I can email photos.

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