Striking mechanism hangs down from the interior mechanism, striking the wall when the top plunger is tapped. Patent dates impressed on plunger base "Pats Aug 25 1863 & Apr 8 56".
Piece measures approximately 7" High x 4" Wide x 4 Long. Some surface darkening and wear to all the exposed (and interior dome) brass that will be partly blunted if polished. No cracks in the brass assembly or bell. Brass base is not perfectly centered on the marble. The marble base show's nicks around it's sides and doesn't sit entirely flat(nut is frozen on underside).
Working plunger but the mechanism is a little stiff and will need to be cleaned. Similar item exhibited in the Smithsonian Institute. 2L3z #12 6L metalware desk_bell (B). The item "Antique Victorian Bradley & Hubbard Brass Call Bell Marble Base Works Complete" is in sale since Wednesday, May 18, 2016.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Bells\Metal". The seller is "ellisantique" and is located in Collingswood, New Jersey.
This item can be shipped worldwide.