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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,
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.