Antique Brass Tobacco Store Counter Bell with Match Holder & Striker

This interesting piece is a tobacconist's shop counter bell. At the top is a match holder and striker. The bottom was meant to serve as a cigar ash tray and receptacle for spent matches. The bell has a double striker worked by a tension spring. The strikers can be freely rotated so the bell can be easily rung from any position. The bell portion is a slightly different shade of brass. I imagine the metal content is a bit different for the bell. It has a clear ring that lasts a very long time. It would have surely gotten the shop keepers attention. The condition is quite good with light use wear, no damage. It measures about 7.5" tall, 5.5" diameter.

Item ID: RL753


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Antique Brass Tobacco Store Counter Bell with Match Holder & Striker

Antique Brass Tobacco Store Counter Bell with Match Holder & Striker
Antique Brass Tobacco Store Counter Bell with Match Holder & Striker
Antique Brass Tobacco Store Counter Bell with Match Holder & Striker
Antique Brass Tobacco Store Counter Bell with Match Holder & Striker

This interesting piece is a tobacconist's shop counter bell. At the top is a match holder and striker. The bottom was meant to serve as a cigar ash tray and receptacle for spent matches. The bell has a double striker worked by a tension spring. The strikers can be freely rotated so the bell can be easily rung from any position. The bell portion is a slightly different shade of brass. I imagine the metal content is a bit different for the bell. It has a clear ring that lasts a very long time. It would have surely gotten the shop keepers attention. The condition is quite good with light use wear, no damage. It measures about 7.5" tall, 5.5" diameter.

Item ID: RL753


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