Handheld bell with an inverted baluster handle on spool base topped by an acorn finial and a plain body with triple-stepped flared lip. Flattened ball-shaped clapper hangs from three S hooks, one large and two small. Inside of body is struck once near lip "JOHN / BURT" in raised slanted serif letters in a rounded-corner rectangle, possibly overstruck at right.

Date Made: 1880-1920

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Credit Line: Estate of Arthur Michael

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.383481Catalog Number: 383481Accession Number: 162866

Object Name: bell

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 13.335 cm x 8.89 cm


Record Id: nmah_301112

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