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a crotal bell

Crotal bells, also known as rumble bells, were used on horse-drawn vehicles before motorised vehicles were common.

Description[edit]

They were orb-shaped bells made of bronze with a slot cut down the side and a round iron ball placed inside, which made the bell ring when it moved. These bells were used to warn other horse-drawn vehicle users (mostly on country roads) that another vehicle was approaching. They came in many sizes, from a small 1-inch version to bells that were many inches across. the older ones were forged while others were cast.

Usage[edit]

They were either hung on a small leather-and-iron harness bracket above the horse's collar on smaller vehicles. On larger vehicles, such as delivery wagons, they were driven into the wooden frame of the wagon.

References[edit]


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St Helens Star

St Helens Star
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:05:53 -0700

Bell_Ray_Waring_ip4814 Inglenook Farm, Rainford bypass Description:Metal detector man and his find Contact name:Ray Waring Contact phone:01744 885547 Details:Ray Waring with his Crotal Bell which he found with detector. Pic of him holding metal ...

Spectator.co.uk

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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:22:33 -0700

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SILive.com
Thu, 17 Jun 2010 11:23:07 -0700

The small, round bell pictured here is referred to as a “crotal” bell. Its style dates back hundreds, if not thousands of years. This particular one, made of bronze, dates to the late 18th century, bears the initials of the maker — “L A” — and is ...
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