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cast: in low relief on plaque: "PROPERTY OF THE /CITY OF NEW YORK/CAR NO. 159"
Brass bell with spring and bell-pull activated clapper and open bell, mounted on wood panel with brass plaque inscription.
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.
Gift of Mr. Fred Hughs
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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