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Here’s a little something I found in my local charity shop for £3 UK! Considering my obsession with things old and brassy, I simply couldn’t resist it!

Ding !

Ding !

It was a bit tarnished so I cleaned it up with some wire wool and Brasso – I don’t think I ruined any great ancient patina as I am sure it’s not that old a piece, and to be honest it just looked grubby close up rather than attractively aged!

It does have a lovely ring however, and the sustain goes on for ever. I think it will make an appearance on a tune very soon!

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Washboard Addition. . .

Anyone who read this old post on my washboard renovation project, will recall that I was looking for an additional bell/chime/noisy thing to add to the right hand side of the frame and balance out the two existing bells on the left side.

Lo and behold, just round the corner from my house, I found the following lying in the road – I think it’s a small cycle bell, but it may be a metal cover from an engine bolt? Whatever, it’s just the right size and makes a pleasingly different bell sound from the existing two. A quick clean, a coat of black spray paint and voilà:

Found bell

Found bell

And here it is, screwed into place (there is a small rubber pad between the frame and the bell itself to just help it ring out when struck):

New bell added in place

New bell added in place

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