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DesBrisay Museum & Exhibition Centre

Bell, Ox


Accession number: 84.3.5
Date: before 1984
Materials: BRASS
Measurements: 6.3 cm L x 4.1 cm W x 8.2 cm H
Subject: ANIMALS, OXEN, PEOPLE, CLARK CORKUM
Narrative: Clark Maxwell Corkum was born 31 December 1905 in Mount Pleasant, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, the son of the late Captain Charles I. and Alice Mae (Miesner) Corkum.  Corkum started to collect ox bells at the age of 10 and was widely known as the "Bell Man".  Corkum went to sea many years and during World War II served in the Merchant Marine.  Corkum was described as being a devoted family man and was well liked wherever he went.  He frequented many social events and will be remembered for his kindness.  Corkum married his wife Pauline May Corkum and had an infant daughter, who both predeceased him.  Corkum is survived by a common-law wife Elva and a son Clark William.  Clark Corkum died 26 November 1986 and was buried in Lake Side Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, N.S.
Description: OX BELL WITH ROUNDED SIDES AND BOTTOM EDGE. LARGE ROUND CLAPPER. STAPLE ON TOP WITH ROUNDED EDGES.
History of Use: USED TO HANG AROUND OXEN'S NECK.