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    Posted 6 years ago

    petey
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    British WWII Air raid wooden hand rattle, 1939. Owned by George Anderson of the North Queensferry ARP, Edinburgh Scotland.
    Second World War period British Air Raid Precautions (ARP) warden's 'all clear' hand bell. If a gas attack was suspected warning was given locally by means of the ARP warden's hand rattle and the all clear was announced through the ringing of hand bells.

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    Comments

    1. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      real neat .................
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      Very cool!!!!!!
    3. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
      Nice! Don't find these marked very often.

      They make an unbelievable noise!

      The same style has been used since the 19th century as fire alarms as well as gas alarms during WW1.

      scott
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 6 years ago
      "Battle rattle" is what I've always heard them called. Commonly used by the navy during boarding's in combat. Guess they scared or confused the enemy because many were made. Doesn't seem many survived the test of time. Not exactly what people would save. "What did you do during the battles, daddy?". "I wielded a battle rattle".
    5. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      very cool petey!!!
    6. petey petey, 6 years ago
      Thanks all for the loves, gargoylecollector, Jewels, Bootson, Beachbum58, Designer, Trey, CindB, lzenglish, officialfuel, SEAN68, pops52, VioletOrange, blunderbuss2, lisa, pw-collector, jscott0363, mikelv85, walksoftly, vetraio50, aghcollect, fortapache, antiquerose, and Roycroftbooksfromme1. !!!!
    7. petey petey, 6 years ago
      Manikin and Rustfarm, thank you for the loves !!
    8. GeodeJem GeodeJem, 6 years ago
      I do remember the time that Football fans had rattles. I also know of Police Forces using them along with their whistles.
    9. petey petey, 5 years ago
      Thanks Manikin, GeodeJem and kyratango for the loves !!
    10. kerry10456 kerry10456, 5 years ago
      superb item petey, bet you don't see many of these nowdays
    11. petey petey, 5 years ago
      Thanks guys for the loves, and like !
    12. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      This is ancient! Petey, do you still speak the same language now?? LOL!!!
    13. petey petey, 5 years ago
      blunderbuss2, LOL !
    14. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
      Hey, Petey, if you go a chuckle, it was worth it! LOL!
    15. Collectables59 Collectables59, 2 years ago
      I had one to make a hell of a din supporting Bristol City back in the 60s.

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