I am Baylor University BBA student minoring in "Museum Studies." As part of one of my courses, I am required to do an object assessment on an object in our campus museum. I found an old hand-held bell in our collection that made me curious. Fortunately for me, this bell had a completely blank accession record.
The only information that I have about the bell is that it was accessioned under two tags: Judge Baylor (the founder of our university) and Slave. This beckons many questions! This aim of my research is to discover why the bell might have been accessioned with these tags. Right now, I am gathering as much information as possible about the bell itself. Any help would be thoroughly appreciated!
- Static Height (Handle at rest): 6.75"
Dynamic Height (Handle Erect): 8.5"
Writing or Engraving: None
Material from which the Bell was made: I assume Brass; however, I can do no tests to confirm because the object has been formally accessioned and is part of the collection
History about the bell: As far as I know, it was used by Judge Baylor as a hand-held bell in the courtoom, classroom, or in his own house.
Bell as is -
Inside of Bell-
You can certainly PM me on the forums; however, I am also available at Kyle_Mills@Baylor.edu or if you would like to me talk to me over the phone, I can send you my cell number via email upon request and proof of legitimacy.
Thanks so much!