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December’s Instrument of the Month

Twirler Table Bell
December 4, 2016
French Table Bell (Twirler)

French Table Bell
Gift of Robyna Nielson Ketchum

This month, the Collection of Musical Instruments is displaying a whimsical Twirler Table Bell as its featured instrument of the month.  Made from stamped copper plates, it has a mechanical clapper that is operated by “twirling” the pointed, brass handle on top.  Turquoise and coral gemstones adorn the bell’s sides and top.

Come to 15 Hillhouse Avenue to view the bell in person or check it out online in our Digital Collection.