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Teacher's School Bell - Spun Brass with Wood - 7" - 1800's
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Teacher's School Bell - Spun Brass with Wood - 7" - 1800's
Teacher's School Bell - Spun Brass with Wood - 7" - 1800's
Teacher's School Bell - Spun Brass with Wood - 7" - 1800's
Teacher's School Bell - Spun Brass with Wood - 7" - 1800's
Teacher's School Bell - Spun Brass with Wood - 7" - 1800's

This is the nicest antique Teacher's School Bell that I have encountered. It has been in my family for many many years; however, I am not sure where it origianlly came from. It has a beautifully clear ring tone that I can imagine hearing resonating across yards and fields to summon youngsters to school.

I love the research we do to learn about our items. I was not able to find a manufacturer for this bell, as there are no markings that I can find at all on it. However, I did learn that this bell is what is known as spun brass, rather than cast. The circular pattern seen inside must be indicative of that process. I read that even Paul Revere was a metal spinner in creating some of his pieces. I am guessing that it is this process that has given the bell its clear ring, rather than an annoying clang.

The bell measures 4 inches in diameter and stands 7 inches tall. It weighs just under 2 pounds. The handle is of a dark finished wood, turned and shaped to comfortably fit a teacher's hand. This bell is is wonderful condition. The brass is not damaged or pitted, nor has it been restored or refinished in any way. It sat on a shelf in our library, was dusted regularly, and acquired a beautiful satiny patina.

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