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Title:
Collectible bells : treasures of sight and sound
Author:
Baker, Donna S.
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Publication Information:
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Pub., [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
192 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780764305559
Format :
Book

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Hamburg Library NK3653 .B35 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Summary

In this colorful and descriptive book, you will find a wonderful assortment of bells both functional and decorative, from school bells, cowbells, and bicycle bells to souvenir bells, commemoratives, and figurines. Universally admired for their beauty and tone, bells have been known and used since antiquity. Here, over 590 full color photographs illustrate the incredible diversity of sizes, shapes, styles, colors, and textures which characterize these fascinating collectibles.+Starting with a review of basic bell types, including open mouth bells, crotals, gongs, mechanical bells, and chimes, Collectible Bells: Treasures of Sight and Sound provides separate, informative chapters on materials used to make bells, bells from around the world, bells with a specific purpose, bells of all shapes and styles, and more. Within its pages you'll find antique and contemporary bells, traditional and unusual bells, elegant and humorous bells-bells for every taste and inclination! An index, extensive bibliography, and values are also included in this captivating and enjoyable book.


Author Notes

Donna Baker is a writer and editor from West Chester, Pennsylvania.


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