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HAND BELL

1826
Overview

Hand ringing bell with government arrow insignia. Bell has symbol on the front. Convict arrow pointing upwards. Used in GAOL at Albany to summon convicts back to their cells. Rubber cover over end of wooden handle. Nail goes through centre of handle and is bent back at the end. Carved on upper edge of bell is 'J 2'.

Details

Details

Registration number
cwa-org-51-1986.39
Item type
Width
16.4000 cm
Height or length
30.4000 cm
Inscriptions and markings

"J2'

Keywords
ESSENTIAL SERVICES
Convict Establishment
Bell
Year
1826
Statement of significance

Heritage value due to convict links.

Albany Historical Society Inc

Albany Historical Society Inc

Organisation Details
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