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Architectural Antiques35 of 134Cast bronze brass gold gilt? Object. Victorian, french? The Pena Palace (Sintra)
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    Posted 1 year ago

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    Some sort of brass bell or alarm?
    Back states:
    Pat.July 2 1872
    April 13 1873
    July 4 1878

    Any information on this beautiful piece I found digging in backyard would be greatly appreciated

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    1. Bruce99 Bruce99, 1 year ago
      Not sure what it is but I'm pretty sure it's not a clock.
    2. Watchsearcher Watchsearcher, 1 year ago
      On my front door, I have an old fashioned “twist” doorbell (a reproduction) and your item may be such a thing.....with the twist handle missing.

      If it is a twist doorbell, you have the part that would be attached to the interior of the door.
      On the exterior of the door, there would have been a decorative little “handle” part that the visitor would twist.....that would operate the “clapper” or “clanger” thus ringing the bell.

      I hope that’s what you have....maybe you will find the rest of it someday. They make a lovely sound!
    3. slackjack, 1 year ago
      Search for like examples as "victorian door bell". You are missing the T handle for the outside of the door.

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