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Aunt Fanny's school bell.

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    Posted 11 years ago

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    This school bell belonged to my Great aunt ,Fanny Kerr Kane, who was a school teacher in Pocahontas County in West Virgina. She taught in one room schools in the early 1920's and continued teaching for years. She would use the bell throughout the day, or as my Mom told me,, call the class to order. My Grandmother took care of the bell until her death, where it then was passed to my Mother who has it now.
    The bell is marked on the black handle with the number 5. The bell is 6 1/2 inches high, and 3 1/2 across the bottom. It is brass with what looks to be a wooden handle. Thanks for looking.


    1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 11 years ago
      Great family story, love the bell, Happy new years to you and yours!!!!
    2. Vontrike Vontrike, 11 years ago
      Thanks kerry10456, and Happy New year to everyone. I guess I will ring in the new year with this post.
    3. stefdesign stefdesign, 11 years ago
      Wonderful treasure!
    4. Vontrike Vontrike, 11 years ago
      Thanks, shughs, officialfuel, and stefdesign for the love, and Happy New year.
    5. Vontrike Vontrike, 11 years ago
      Thanks, scandinavian_pieces.
    6. packrat-place packrat-place, 11 years ago
      Great item & story! love it.
      Reminds me of when I was a kid, back in the early 50's in Chicago, and watched Ding Dong School with Miss Francis on tv.
      A happy New Year to you, Vontrike & to everyone.
    7. Vontrike Vontrike, 11 years ago
      Thanks packrat-place.

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