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North Highlands Community Museum

Bell


Accession number: 2013.4.40
Object type: Cow
Date: 1858 – 2012
Materials: Metal
Measurements: 9.5 cm W x 14.5 cm H
Marks/Label: Splatters of white paint,
Narrative: This cow bell came from the home of Effie and John Morrison, Middle Ridge, Cape Breton, N.S.  The lead cow wore this as a means to find the herd, if necessary and as a way to guide the other cows to the lead cow.
Description: "Ye Old Cow Bell" Co. Clark  BRO."
"Made in Montreal"
"EST"
"1858"
"3"
Inscribed on both sides of cowbell.
History of Use: Cow bell was used for the lead cow to alert the rest of the herd to follow as they searched for  food. It was also used to find the herd in the woods.