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ARP Bell found in England

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    Default ARP Bell found in England

    Found this at flea market 10 yrs ago in England. Any info would be great. thanks
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    a bell carried by Air Raid Precautions wardens during the war.

    i knew nothing about them until i read this (which includes a nice picture of a bell just like yours):

    Air Raid Precautions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    a companion to the Gas Rattle (identical to a football rattle).
    It's my understanding that the rattle was used to warn of a Gas Attack, the bell was rung to indicate 'All Clear'.

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    Quote by Unionjack View Post
    a companion to the Gas Rattle (identical to a football rattle).
    It's my understanding that the rattle was used to warn of a Gas Attack, the bell was rung to indicate 'All Clear'.
    Here's a gas rattle...Click image for larger version. 

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