Velvetone Belco NY USA - Bell (1) - copper and wood

Velvetone Belco NY USA - Bell (1) - copper and wood
U.S. - Second half 19th century

Rare antique VELVETONE Tram Bell NY BELCO.
The Velvetone bell was produced in the United States from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries.
They were used for trams and old cars as a warning bell.
The bell was mounted on the bottom of the vehicle and was activated with the foot. Two large half-round copper shells and a spring inside, produce a very loud ding-dong sound when the pedal is pressed.

In good working condition, still attached to the original wooden structure, with a string attached to the pin.

Lot details
No. of items
copper and wood
Manufacturer/ Brand
Velvetone Belco NY USA
Estimated Period
Second half 19th century
Country of Origin
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
14×14×40 cm
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