Bells - Crotal, Rumbler, Cow, Hawking and sheep bells

Whistles

Crotal and rumber bells were used with small animals up to the largest beast.They were also used for by humans as good luck charms, dancing and religious purposes. The bells are mentioned in the Bible !!

Rumbler bells maufacturer marks table

Mark
Name
Approximate dates
when casting bells
Foundry Location
AG Andrew Gurney Late 17th century Hull
AS Uncertain 16th–17th century Uncertain
AS
Uncertain 16th–17th century Uncertain
CL
Possibly symbols, rather than letters 16th–17th century Uncertain
DS

Uncertain Uncertain Uncertain
ER

Edward Read
1751-1753
Aldbourne
ES


Edward Seller I
Edward Seller II
1685-1724
1723-1760
York
York
EW

Edne Witts 1760-1777 Aldbourne
EW

Edne Witts 1760-1777 Aldbourne
GT

Gerald Tarleton 1740-1755 Wigan
HP

Henry Pleasant 1694-1707 Sudbury
HW

William Seller’s
unnamed foreman
1683-1687 York
IB
James Bridgman 1828-1851 Aldbourne
Iohn Doole
John Doole 18th–19th century Uncertain
IH
John Higden 1619-1652 Reading
IL Wigan
John Latham 1760-1783 Wigan
IR
John Read
John Rudhall
1751-1753
1808-1835
Aldbourne
Gloucester
IS
John Stares
John Seller
1743-1746
1733-1760
Aldbourne
York
JC John Carr 1728-1750  
JS John Stares 1744-1746  
Joseph Wallis
Joseph Wallis Uncertain Uncertain
JW James Wells 1799- 1826  
OC Oliver Crr 1725-1727    
RC

Robert Corr I
Robert Corr II
1690-1715
1720-1724
Aldbourne
Aldbourne
RC Robert Carr 1696- 1742  
RE
Richard Eldridge Early 17th century Wokingham & Horsham
RW
Robert Well I
Robert Wells II
1760-1780
1792-1799
Aldbourne
Aldbourne
TS
Thomas Swain 1771-1781 London
WC William Carr 1696-1719  
WD
William Dunn 1800-1852 London -Bloomsbury
WG
William Gwynn 1770-1813 Aldbourne
WK
Uncertain 18th–19th century Uncertain (See under Reading.)
WS
William Seller 1675-1687 York
WW
Uncertain Uncertain Uncertain

 

Decorated hawking whistle - rare medieval example featured on the whistle museum web site

Interesting link to one of our finds featured in a whistle museum, rare find

http://whistlemuseum.com/2009/08/13/...l-period-.aspx

Superb decorated medieval hawking bell - reported as treasure to the museum

17thC crotal bell with head foundry mark
 
 
17th century Allen Gurney - AG crotal bell – Hull foundry
16th/17thC decorated crotal bell - we have found a few with the makers mark 'I' but they are unlisted in the known foundry owners of that period
Mid 16thC decorated crotal bell
17th C Cast c/a crotal bell decorated top
Mid 16thC decorated crotal bell
Very unusual 17thC fishscale decorated crotal bell with horse shoe makers mark(y)
17th C Cast c/a crotal bell decorated top
Medieval silver decorated hawking bell
Huge early fishscale decorated cow bell
Mid 16thC decorated crotal bell
16thC decorated crotal bell
17thC crotal bell
17th C Cast c/a crotal bell decorated top
Medieval silver decorated hawking bell

Bell clappers
This crotal bell has been filled with lead to use as a weight
17thC fish scale crotal bell
Various bells
17thC Superb huge decorated cow bell with WG makers mark(y)
Nice early decorated crotal bells with markers marks
18thC sheep bell
Various bells
Cast copper bell

16thC cotal bell maker AG

Andrew Gurney, Hull

18thC Crotal bells
17thC decorated crotal bell
 
16thC decorated crotal bell with markers mark '2'
Really early large fishscale bell, unfortunately broken
17thC Huge crotal bell - maker William Carr c1680
Beautiful Pewter fishscale crotal bell 16th/17thC 
Very early and unusual decorated crotal bell with silver content and unknown maker cross
Nice condition 17thC crotal bell
Early decorated crotal bell
18thC decorated crotal bell
Medieval silver hawking bell fragment with maker MB - reported to museum as treasure

Stunning 17thC decorated crotal bell with maker AG

Andrew Gurney, Hull

17thC decorated crotal bell
17thC Enameled decorated crotal bell
Medieval hawking bell fragments

 

Georgian horse bell
17th century Allen Gurney - AG crotal bell – Hull foundry
17thC horse bell

The Acme Thunder SE &CR whistle (South Eastern and Chatham railway)

'Acme Whistles made and supplied the original stock of Thunderers for officers and senior ratings of the ill-fated Titanic ocean liner. Surviving examples discovered over the years have commanded high prices at auction and generated considerable publicity'.

18thC crotal bell
 
18thC 1770-1820 AD crotal bell with makers mark WG - Willian Gwynn Aldbourne
17thC crotal bell with hammer foundry mark
 
17thC crotal bell
18thC crotal bell
18thC crotal bell
  Huge decorated 18thC Crotal bell next to the gold clasp for size
18thC crotal bell with 'I' Foundry mark
 
Huge 17thC decorated cow bell with foundry mark
18thC crotal bell
19thC bell
17thC crotal bell with heart foundary mark

Monster sized cow bell next to a normal crotal for size

17thC enameled crotal bell

17thC decorated crotal bell - hammer foundry mark

17thC crotal bell - Orb foundry mark

 

Lots of early decorated crotal bells turning up

Medieval silver hawking bell - reported as treasure

16thC deorated hawking bell - reported as treasure

Georgian horse harness bells

17thC silver bell - reported as treasure to museum 17thC bell
Georgian horse bells 17thC Andrew Gurney of Hull crotal bell
17thc fish scale croal bell 16th to 18thC crotal bells

Monster sized 18thC cow bell and size comparison to normal 18thC crotal bells

Robert Well I Aldbourne

Robert Wells II Aldbourne

1760-1780
1792-1799

 

 
16thC fish scale crotal bell