EDWARDIAN SHOP OR HOTEL COUNTER BELL
WILLIAM TONKS & SONS BIRMINGHAM, BRASSFOUNDERS & MANUFACTURERS
An exceptional quality cast brass counter bell, manufactured by William Tonks & Sons of Moseley Street, Birmingham in the early 1900's used to call for service at hotel reception desks, shop counters etc.
The turned, cast brass base is weighty and stable, supporting the fine spun steel dome and clanger on a push operated mechanism that operates smoothly. The bell chimes loudly with a lovely clear resonant tone.
Makers name and star /sun trademark impressed on underside of base.
£ 85.00 (inc. uk p&p)
DIMENSIONS: Maximum diameter at base 11 cm
Maximum approximate height 8.5 cm
ORIGIN: Birmingham, UK
CONDITION: Very Good working order with an attractive degree of patina to the gilt finish.