Bell & plaque on base

Title:
Bell & plaque on base
Date: 
1880-1900
Medium: 
Brass, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 11 in. ( 12.4 x 27.9 cm )
Description: 
Brass bell with spring and bell-pull activated clapper and open bell, mounted on wood panel with brass plaque inscription.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Fred Hughs
Object Number: 
1969.34
Gallery Label: 
According to the donor, his son was in the salvage business. He broke down old subway cars, and this bell was retrieved from one of these cars. This type of bell was used on one of the old NYC elevated train cars to signal the start of a train ride.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group