Antique mechanical hotel desk turtle. These turtles were used at the front desk of hotels to summon bellhops in the early 1900's - also was used as a table bell for the'upper class. The shell is sitting atop a heavy cast metal frame housing the clockwork mechanism and bell''Winding the mechanism entails turning the tortoise upside down. Either the tail or the head can be pressed to actuate the bell. This tortoise can be winded up and rings via a press on the head or tail.
This charming tortoise bell is in very good condition. The item "Antique Brass Tortoise desk Hotel Table bell" is in sale since Friday, June 14, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Metalware\Brass\Bells". The seller is "wurly12" and is located in Ferndown, Dorset. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile.