A table top bell made of brass. Also known as a "shop keeper's bell" or a "hotel bell." The bottom section of the bell is weighted and sits upon a counter. On top of this, inside the resonance cup, are gears. When the top notch is turned these gears clink together to make the bell ding.
Service bells such as this one were found most often in the end of the 1800's. This bell was taken from the school house that Peter Barbatsuly attended. He was born in 1926 so the bell must have resided in the school house for many years previously.
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Bell, 1900s, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6221. Accessed 11/24/20.