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18th Century bronze crotal bell - Robert Wells


Code: 1031C


W: 7cm (2.8")H: 9cm (3.5")D: 7cm (2.8")

Bronze crotal or rumble bell from the foundary of Robert Wells, c1760 - 1793, Albourne, Wiltshire.  The bell is stamped with R but the W is absent but there is no doubt that this bell is from the Robert Wells foundary, it  has the typical petal design.  In good condition and working order.  Crotal bells were used on horse -drawn vehicles to warn other horse-drawn vehicles that another was approaching.  The height includes the loop.  Weight 244g