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Offline keith

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Another 'wedding' bell.
« on: January 31, 2013, 08:54:34 PM »
Just thought someone might like to see the latest,10 inches high,missing it's clapper but nice candy stripe handle, ;D


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Re: Another 'wedding' bell.
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 09:26:26 PM »
lovely!  I found some information on those somewhere recently when researching the opaline question - I'll try and rack my brains to remember what and where.
I think it was mentioned in conjunction with 'Nailsea type' - I'll post more if I remember.
The clappers were always pasted in apparently(IIRC) - did you know that?
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Re: Another 'wedding' bell.
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2013, 12:47:19 AM »
Thanks m,yep they all have paste inside only one still has it's clapper,the little piece of wire is not well fixed in and it's no wonder most are missing, ;D


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Re: Another 'wedding' bell.
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2013, 09:43:30 AM »
nice bell Keith.           I wasn't aware of method of attaching the clappers................do you mean paste as in flour and water paste (starch paste), or was it some other form of paste? :)


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Re: Another 'wedding' bell.
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2013, 10:31:45 AM »
It might have been plaster of Paris, as used to hold rims etc. on.


Offline chopin-liszt

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Re: Another 'wedding' bell.
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2013, 10:35:23 AM »
Certainly.... unusual Keith, and I understand why you needed it for your collection, but a it's a bit "eeeek" for me!

I'd agree, "paste" is more likely to be plaster of paris than flour, salt and water.
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Offline Paul S.

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Re: Another 'wedding' bell.
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2013, 02:20:55 PM »
It obviously pays to read your book** first :-[
and the book says..............yes, it was plaster of paris, apparently  -  bells with coloured handles are less common  -  handles and bodies were two separate parts and joined with plaster of Paris  -  and bells with clappers don't seem to be more valuable than those without, but may be more desireable.
Keith - is your handle joined to the bell part with plaster of Paris

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Re: Another 'wedding' bell.
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2013, 02:25:03 PM »
just for the reference...


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Re: Another 'wedding' bell.
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2013, 02:43:15 PM »
Very attractive Ivo - does it have its clapper  -  and what do you consider is the country of origin :)


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Re: Another 'wedding' bell.
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2013, 03:55:13 PM »
No clapper and origin most likely Nailsea. I Found it in Dublin many years ago.

 



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