Monday, June 30, 2014

Brass bells



When I was a kid, mom had a little brass bell like the one on the left.  It is only about 3 inches tall...minus the ring on top.  I don't know what that part is called, but I don't think the one mom had was that big.  She kept it on this little red strip of torn cloth and it hung inside her closet, right inside beside the door.  She would let me play with it sometimes when I was sick.  Though I liked to look at it, it did not hold much appeal as a play thing.

I never knew were it came from...it was an odd thing for mom to have.  Or it seems so to me.  I don't know where it ended up...probably still hanging there at home somewhere.

We were up at Patton's corner, and I spied these there...I bet they were there the other time we stopped, but there is just so much to see that it is hard to take it all in.

11 comments:

Betsy Adams said...

Hi There, We are home from a trip to the gorgeous West VA mountains --where we celebrated our anniversary... I'll be blogging about this time for awhile --since it was so special.

I thought you were going to say that your Mom used that bell to call all of you kids inside when it was time for dinner. My mom didn't have a neat little bell like that---but she used a loud whistle when she wanted me to come in!!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Sandra said...

I bet they have a mellow beautiful tone to them

Ginny said...

Growing up, we had a bell like this. A more fancy one with engraving. I was told that it was a cow bell!!

Quiltedtime said...

The closet is kind of a curious place to hang a bell. Wonder if your mother had a particular reason.

Lynne said...

I have a little bras bell like the small one on the right . . . Love the sound . . . The grandchildren used to like to play with it when they would "play school" here at the house.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Those look like they'd be really pretty once they had the dust off them. I like the designs cut in them.

My mother had a bell, but it wasn't anything like this. It was smooth and shiny with a black wooden handle. If I was sick in bed, she would put the bell on my nightstand so I could 'ring' for her if I needed her. That didn't last too long. She got tired of running up and down the stairs! lol!

~Lindy

Cheryl @ TFD said...

These are pretty with the designs on them. I have a plain jane brass bell that came out of the one room school house I attended for 6 years. The teacher would ring it to signal the start of class in the mornings or the end of lunch hour and recesses. Wonder what your pretty bells were used for?

CDH said...

We use those small bells to hang on the fishing pole when fishing in the river. When you have a fish on, the pole goes down, the bell rings and you hope to land it!
Did they fish a lot?
Cheri

don said...

The bells shot is attractive. Interesting about your mother's bell. I hope you learn it's history some day.

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting bells My Dad had a small brass bell I was always dying to play with. It was brass and was from India. I think I have it somewhere. MB

Dee said...

looking at the bells gets me to thinking bells are a thing of the past just like so many other things I grew up with. :)

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